What is Pilates?
“Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates back in the 1920’s. Joseph Pilates was a Physical Trainer and wanted to help people improve their Physical wellbeing. Some of the first people to be treated by Pilates were soldiers who had returned home from war.
Pilates helps strengthen the Core, improves Posture and Flexibility by doing low-impact movements on a regular basis. Pilates helps to “reset” the body and teaches it how to move again as you were always meant to. You will see and feel the difference in your body as you do more and more classes. Repetition of the exercise builds strength and skill, gradually you will find yourself progressing up through the levels of difficulty in the exercises easily without realising it. Pilates is a good general exercise that is challenging but safe for all ages.
The classes are general Mat work classes, currently working out at Beginner to Improver/Intermediate level with small equipment. We do not perform any of the advanced exercises. We focus on the classical principles of Pilates. Classes are designed to target, then progressively and gently strengthen your deep core muscles, to improve your flexibility and confidence. They are lovely and relaxing and reviving.
There are always different options of varying difficulty for each exercise on offer in the class, and each one can be adapted for your personal needs. If you find any position too difficult or uncomfortable we will find what works for you. They are simple exercises which can sometimes feel like you are not doing anything … but don’t be fooled.”