- Pilates is wonderful for people who have never considered exercise before because of lack of coordination or lost confidence and muscle tone as they age.
- The Pilates Studio Ltd caters to a wide range of fitness and ability levels, from those in their 30’s to enthusiastic early 80’s.
- As we are rehabilitation specialists, our clients are often referred to us by their Doctors, Physiotherapists or Osteopaths.
- For those in need of rehabilitation, the aim is to increase strength and flexibility, to re-balance the body for general fitness, enhanced sports performance, and to re-teach the body how to move again with ease after an injury or illness.
At the Pilates Studio Ltd, we believe you are never too old to start something new!
Pilates is a safe form of exercise that not only makes the body feel good, but it will look good as it teaches the joints to perform in their correct range. The exercises are slow and controlled and the entire body is addressed. Your teacher will be working on building your ‘core strength’ without creating excess bulk, gently re-balancing the body to maximise its performance. The focus is on posture and core strength.
At The Pilates Studio Ltd., the Pilates technique is used for rehabilitation, increasing core strength and creating a strong, sleek, toned body. Our classes are beneficial for everyone, regardless of age, level of fitness or lifestyle.
Origins of Pilates
Origins of Pilates
This technique was invented by Joseph Pilates. In the early 1900s, he was interned during WW1, as he was a German National living in England. During that time, Joseph started to discover his own exercise technique and practised it on other internees. After the war, he eventually emigrated to the US and opened up a studio in New York, primarily focused on working with dancers.
He believed the goal of Pilates was the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure. Many of his original equipment designs are still in use today.