Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that was initially developed by Joseph Pilates almost 100 years ago. Today, Pilates is used as both an everyday exercise regime, and as a tool in the health industry to assist in physical rehabilitation from injury or illness. You can experience many different types of Pilates classes, but all apply the same principles to encourage optimal and efficient movement patterns to assist with everyday functioning.
Pilates has a strong focus on technique and control in order to improve your strength, stability, and mobility. It is all about finding the optimal position to perform an exercise in, to really target all the right areas. It can help improve posture and balance, and increase body awareness and control. Pilates is very versatile as it can be performed with just your bodyweight alone, but can also sometimes include a wide variety of equipment.
The great thing about Pilates is that it can be beneficial to people of all ages and abilities. Whether you are looking for a new way to exercise and feel a little bit stronger, or you are suffering from aches and pains, Pilates could be the thing for you. If you have any injuries, or restricted mobility it is best to get assessed one-on-one by one of our clinical Pilates instructors to determine whether group classes will be suitable for you.
In your initial consultation your osteopath/clinical Pilates instructor will introduce you to the principles of the Pilates and take you through some simple movements to determine your strengths and any areas that need a little bit more work. They will speak to you about what you are hoping to achieve from Pilates and together come up with a personalised plan.
When you are ready your osteopath/clinical Pilates instructor will suggest you move into our group classes. These classes will have a maximum of 3 people so you can continue to get focus and support from your instructor. The class will be a full body workout with individual modifications and variations to personalise it to you and your goals.
Online classes are run via Zoom so you can work out wherever you like! They will have a maximum of 10 participants, and you can choose to keep your camera on or off! It is a generalised full body workout with some modifications offered so you can work to your own level.
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