The Pilates Method

The Pilates Method was originally created by Joseph Pilates early in the C20th, as a means of building a strong, healthy, balanced mind and body. Where many exercise techniques isolate muscles and build them individually, Pilates works the body as a whole, so that muscles work together. Weak muscles are strengthened and overused or tight muscles are stretched and lengthened. The benefits of Pilates have been experienced for decades by dancers, gymnasts, sportsmen and a steady following in America since founder, Joseph Pilates opened his first studio in New York in the 1920’s.

Everyone can benefit from Pilates, as exercises are tailored to an individuals needs or abilities. There are no age restrictions or limits according to ability. Anyone wanting to improve their posture or flexibility will enjoy the benefits of Pilates, as will anyone wanting to change the contours of their body and lengthen muscles. People suffering from serious illness or injury should consult their doctor first, but there is a wide scope for accommodation and Pilates is world renowned as a great method of injury rehabilitation.

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improved Posture
  • Rehabilitation After Injury
  • Strengthened & Toned Muscles
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Reduced Stress
  • Leaner Physique
  • Increased Control of Movement
  • Increased Core Stability
  • Greater Flexibility
  • Increased Strength