Pilates for Every Body 

What is Pilates, and its health benefits? 

Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed in the 1920s by German-born Joseph Pilates, originally called Contrology. He believed that physical & mental health were closely connected. His method was influenced by his time as a gymnast, wrestler & boxer. The name was only changed to Pilates, after his death. 

What is Pilates, and its health benefits? 

Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed in the 1920s by German-born Joseph Pilates, originally called Contrology. He believed that physical & mental health were closely connected. His method was influenced by his time as a gymnast, wrestler & boxer. The name was only changed to Pilates, after his death. 
Pilates aims to strengthen the whole body, particularly focused on the abdominals ‘core’ area of the body to improve fitness & well-being. 
 
Pilates is mainly done on the Mat (especially in community classes) often helped with small equipment such as small balls, resistance bands & massage trigger release equipment (Hedgehog, foam rollers). Joseph Pilates developed 34 Mat exercises that we have updated and broken down to enable Every - Body to be able to practice Pilates. 
 
Work in my private Pilates studio will involve other pieces of equipment such as the Wunda chair & Reformer. 

Benefits of Pilates 

Regular Pilates can help with muscle tone, increase strength, improve posture, balance & joint mobility (especially in hyper-mobile people) help with pain caused by illness or health conditions such as cerebral palsy, osteoporosis, spondylitis, fibromyalgia, and arthritis, to name a few. 
 
For athletes & dancers, it can work alongside their regular training by strengthening the whole body & helping with flexibility. This in turn can help reduce the risk of injuries. 
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