Pilates is a method of body conditioning which strengthens the body from the inside out, rebalancing the muscle groups and improving posture, strength, muscle tone, flexibility and overall muscle function. It targets the core stabilising muscles of the torso which support the spine, strengthening them through controlled, thoughtful movement exercises. This encourages better patterns of movement, posture, body awareness and release of tension.
Pilates is accessible to everyone regardless of physical fitness. It can be very gentle and relaxing or a very demanding workout. Pilates is practised by a huge range of people from children to the elderly, and from professional dancers and athletes to people recovering from injuries and surgery. No matter what level you are working at, you will feel the benefits both physically and mentally.