Pilates is an extremely effective all over body conditioning method, improving flexibility, releasing tension, preventing injury, strengthening your core and having a significant impact on your day to day lives by targeting and strengthening deep intrinsic muscles which are key to good posture.
The success rate Pilates has at relieving back pain, realigning the body and improving posture is well known and recognised by medical specialists, including GPs, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors.
In recent years, many leading sports men and women and highly regarded sports teams are known to have reaped the benefits of Pilates through regular practice, including Andy Murray, Pat Cash, the British Cycling team, the All Blacks Rugby teams to name a few.
Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, coordination-both muscular and mental, are key components in an effective Pilates program. Posture, balance, and core strength are all heartily increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity spills over into other areas of one’s life