Why Pilates?

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Did you know that Pilates help develop the perfect balance between body and mind?

In the 1940s, Joseph Pilates developed a system of exercises promoting perfect balance between strength and flexibility. It was especially useful for people requiring superior standard of physical fitness, such as the defence and police forces, and popular with athletes and dancers.

Eventually, Body Control Pilates was developed in 1995 to bring the benefits of Pilates to the average person irrespective of age, income or fitness level. This form of Pilates leads the participant safely and progressively through a range of exercises building towards Joseph Pilates’ original level of fitness.

The principles that underpin the modern take on Pilates include:

  • Concentration
  • Flow of movement
  • Coordination
  • Core control
  • Breathing
  • Alignment
  • Relaxation

Each exercise teaches a different movement skill, gradually improving your body awareness, increasing strength and flexibility, improving posture and co-ordination and leaving the participant with a feeling of balance and clarity.

If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to build your muscular strength and gain the benefits that go along with this, then why not try a group Pilates class at the Health Hub?