Pilates is designed to strengthen the body in a balanced way, with special emphasis on core strength to improve physical condition and general wellness.
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates, born in Germany, who believed that mental and physical health were closely linked. His method was influenced by western methods of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling.
Regular Pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, joint balance and mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. The focus on correct breathing techniques can also benefit those suffering from asthma or stress related conditions. For elite athletes, Pilates can complement training by developing strength and flexibility of the entire body and help reduce the risk of injury.
The initial 1:1 Pilates session will be a movement assessment in which the Instructor will introduce you to the principles of Pilates – focussing on your movement patterns and areas of imbalance using a range of equipment. An individual plan will be put together to set personal goals. We will work with you in further sessions to achieve those goals and then plan will be adjusted as progress is met. Liaison will also take place with other team members who may be taking care of your clinical needs in order that the combined programmes provide the best outcome for your recovery.
* 60 min – during COVID-19 pandemic, includes 10 min for safety procedures.