'If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong, then you are young'
Pilates helps in the prevention of injury and improves everyday functionality, optimising your body's potential.
It involves using a comprehensive exercise programme focusing on specific areas and integrating the whole body to re-educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function. It is this holistic approach that sets Pilates apart from many other forms of exercise.
Osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise today. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. It provides a safe and beneficial form of exercise for people with a wide range of medical conditions including Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis. It can build better balance and co-ordination particularly for the elderly and offers a safe and excellent form of exercise for ante and postnatal women. Put simply, Pilates will help you to:
- • Improve postural and muscular imbalance
- • Improve mobility and flexibility of the spine
- • Promote a more efficient and supportive core
- • Increase stability for the pelvis and shoulders
- • Encourage the health of joints through improved mobility and support from the surrounding muscles
- • Address injury prevention and facilitate physical rehabilitation
- • Energise your body and release the build up of stress and tension
- • Enhance your level of fitness and muscle tone