Pilates is a series of exercises incorporating the whole body and its movement, with the initial focus on developing an activated and strong core.
What is Pilates?
Pilates was first developed back in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates. He was focused on ways to become stronger and more flexible through a series of exercises. This philosophy was later used in the world of dance to help dancers handle the demands placed on them, working on flexibility as well as making them strong through the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle. It was also found to help reduce injuries.
Pilates is a series of exercises incorporating the whole body and its movement, with the initial focus on developing an activated and strong central cylinder and working from that base.
Benefits of Pilates
The great thing about Pilates is that it’s good for everyone. From people who’ve had chronic back or neck pain, knee or shoulder injuries to pre and post-natal mums and everybody in between.
Pilates assists in developing strength and flexibility. This not only improves posture, but allows the body to cope with the load that is placed on it daily and during sport and recreation activities. It can help reduce tension and stress through improved breathing technique and postural awareness. There is also the overall sense of well-being associated with movement of the body in a controlled environment.
Join a class today
- One-on-one sessions:
Our physiotherapists will take you through the key starting points with a focus on posture, breathing and activation of specific muscles, then gradual progression is put in place.
- Group classes:
Enjoy weekly classes in our gym area. Classes are restricted to 8 people as this allows our physiotherapists to ensure each person is performing the exercises correctly.
Current Class Schedule: Tuesday 12.30-1.30pm, Thursday 1-2pm (depending on demand) and Thursday evening 6-7pm.
Our Pilates instructors are all fully qualified physiotherapists, so you are guaranteed to receive quality instruction you can trust that will take into account any injuries or pre-existing conditions you may have.