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Benefits of Pilates

 

‘develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality.’ - Joseph Pilates

  • Pilates exercises are designed to strengthen and lengthen the body and improve its alignment
  • It teaches good movement, using a well-balanced mind and body workout with appropriate use of the centre (or core) to help control movements.
  • Improves mobility and flexibility of the spine and joints
  • Less incidence of back pain
  • Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation
  • Highly beneficial in enhancing athletic performance
  • Improves body awareness and balance

 

Each Pilates exercise is built around its eight key principles:  Relaxation; Breathing; Concentration; Flowing Movements; Alignment; Co-ordination; Centring; Stamina