What is Pilates

Pilates is a low impact exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century.
An exercise program that focuses on both body and mind to create core stability, postural alignment and mental well-being.
Pilates is great for overall strengthening of the body and highly effective when used for specific rehabilitation of injuries and conditions. Pilates is an appropriate and safe form of exercise for people of any age or body type.
Pilates has consequently become popular with rehabilitation professionals including physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
Benefits and goals

  • Target postural muscles to improve posture and alignment.
  • Tone abdominal, back and core muscles to support the spine.
  • Improve core control, trunk & shoulder stability for sporting performance.
  • Develop fitness, stamina and strength without muscle bulk.
  • Heighten body awareness, balance and coordination.
  • Increase flexibility, mobility and agility.
  • Rectify imbalances to alleviate pain and prevent injuries.
  • Develop body control for a sense of well-being.
  • Integrate body and mind for relaxation.
  • Learn to breathe correctly.
  • Train body and joint alignment using the arch of your foot, knee muscles, core muscles, shoulder blade position and neck posture.