Core strength, stability and mobility from the inside out.
Pilates focuses on the deep postural muscles, mainly the deep abdominal muscles, (the corset muscles) which help to support and protect your spine.
As well as the abdominals, other areas of the body are strengthened and stabilised (without becoming tight) such as the hips, buttocks, lower back and shoulders.
The key principles of Pilates are: breathing, centering, concentration, flowing movement, precision, control and alignment.
Widely recommended by health professionals, Pilates has proven to be an effective and safe method for rehabilitation after injury, to improve posture and correct alignment and muscle imbalance.
Our exercises are technique-based with focused attention and control. You will connect your mind to your muscles and feel the effects from within.
Benefits of Pilates:
- Addresses posture and alignment
- Promotes and improves core stability
- Tones and lengthens muscles
- Improves flexibility, co-ordination and balance
- Encourages pelvic and abdominal strength and support
- Assists in reducing muscular pain
- Produces a general feeling of wellbeing
Suitable for: All ages and levels of fitness, from the beginner to the fitter individual and sport enthusiast. Easily modified to suit a range of strengths and ability and also to accommodate needs associated with conditions and injuries.
History of Pilates
The Pilates Method is not a new age phenomenon, but has in fact been around for some 85 years or more. Its founder Joseph Pilates was born in Germany. He grew up plagued by rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever and through his determination to overcome his health problems he studied and developed an exercise programme that assisted in restoring him to optimal health. Many of the exercise beliefs he researched dated back to the Greeks and the Romans and through his programme he gained enough strength to become an accomplished body builder, diver, skier and gymnast.
Core Power is an invigorating sequence of exercises that builds strength, muscular endurance and functional movement in the core muscles of the abdomen and lower back as well as strengthening all stabilising muscles of the body.
Experience our unique and effective approach to creating better stability from the inside out, whilst encouraging more mobility through muscle release techniques using Swiss balls, foam rollers and massage balls.
A combination of core exercises with Pilates, this class will help you move better than ever without pain of tightness and encourage a greater range of motion and fluidity.