Discover Pilates

Pilates is not a new age phenomenon. Its been around for 90 years. Its founder Joseph Pilates, was born in 1880 in Germany and grew up plagued by rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. Determined to overcome his a afflictions, he studied various exercise regimens. All this research paid off , Pilates went on to became a circus performer, boxer, skier and gymnast. In 1926, he emigrated to The United States and opened the first Pilates Studio in New York City.

Developed as a way to help everyone maintain their exibility and muscle tone while not aggravating an injury, the technique includes resistance training and stretching to promote exibility, toning and mental and physical harmony. He invented weird looking contraptions and devised exercises that mimicks animal movement. Joseph Pilates was an innovator, who believed that Americans were becoming too sedentary, too dependent on modern technology. Thus, Pilates created a system that would motivate, stimulate, and challenge the mental and physical states, facilitating total health. He was a man ahead of his time. Emphasis is on lack of injury and respect of the body, with attention given to the body cove.

Benefits of Pilates

– A refreshing mind-body workout
– Build strength without bulking up and creates a long and lean physical shape
– Develops strong core abdominal and back muscles
– Improves flexibility, balance, coordination, and stamina
– Relieves tension and stress
– Helps improve posture and spinal alignment
– Tones and firms muscles, yet low-impact and gentle on joints
– Re-educates the body to find correct use of the muscles, joints and breath
– Learn efficient patterns of motion and creates renewed awareness, affecting how one performs everyday activities and sports
– Create an evenly conditioned body and prevent sports injuries
– May increase bone density, reversing the effects of osteoporosis – Pilates can be done throughout pregnancy and post-partum
– An exercise suitable for everyone
– Increases flexibility and strength for senior citizens

Who can do Pilates?

Pilates is for everyone!

Pilates is beneficial for virtually all ages, from children to older adults, all fitness levels and body conditions. The method is like a bridge between physical fitness and physical therapy that aims to shape the body by using a mind-body connection. One of the beauties of Pilates is that we tailor it to suit each personage and physical condition.

Physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and doctors often recommend Pilates. It is suitable for elite athletes and exercise novices alike and is beneficial to any age group. Whether you are someone who is having a back problem or a professional golfer could benefit from Pilates repertoire that was customised for each of you.

Our youngest client is 7 years old and our senior client is 87 years old.

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