FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is a series of exercises designed to target deep muscles; build strength and flexibility and rebalance the body into correct alignment to aid functional, everyday movement. We want our bodies to move with the maximum efficiency but the minimum effort.
The exercises based on Joseph Pilates classical matwork sequence will increase your body awareness, strengthen your core and make you feel longer and leaner. The flowing movement combined with controlled breathing and a concentrated mind makes it a great way to release unwanted tension and stress so you'll leave class feeling stronger in body and mind and with a great sense of balance and well-being.
CAN ANYBODY DO PILATES?
Pilates is a great form of exercise for anybody, no matter your age or fitness level. If you have any injuries of have been recommended you do Pilates by a medical practitioner then I would suggest a one-on-one session prior to starting group classes so I can fully understand your needs.
WHY SHOULD I DO PILATES?
Pilates has so many benefits:
It builds strength and flexibility
It strengthens your core
It helps improve posture and counteract the effects of a sedentary lifestyle
It helps to shape longer, leaner, stronger muscles
It helps release tension and stress
It promotes a greater sense of balance and well being
It increases body awareness
It aids functional, everyday movement and joint mobility
WHO WAS JOSEPH PILATES?
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates and originally called 'Contrology'.
Joseph's method advocates the art of controlled movements which if practiced with consistency can improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance in the entire body. In his book 'Return to Life Through Contrology' Joseph set out a series of 34 classical matwork exercises, stating that Contrology taught "complete coordination of the body, mind and spirit."
"Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will unmistakably be reflected in the way you play and the way you work."