Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates was formed by Joe during the First World War with the intention to improve the rehabilitation programme for casualties.
Pilates mat classes build strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine, rather than on bulking and shortening the muscles. It has a focus on the core which can basically be thought of as the ‘powerhouse’ of your body. Your core is the area between your shoulders and your pelvis (without your arms and legs).
Pilates exercises are aimed to improve muscle control and tone, flexibility, balance, breathing pattern and posture. The program is individualised to the unique patient presentation and tailored to suit everybody from elite athletes to people with limited mobility and low levels of fitness.
Pilates is effective in the management of:
Low back pain, pelvic pain, neck pain, postural issues, injury rehabilitation and prevention.
Benefits of Pilates:
Improved overall function and fitness, enhanced coordination and body awareness, improved muscle strength and tone, enhanced balance, improved flexibility.
Classes are run by trained Physiotherapy staff.
Tuesday 7pm - 8pm
Thursday 9.30am - 10.30am