The Pilates Method is a low impact system of physical conditioning that will improve your physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.
Increase your mobility and move with ease.
Who is it for?
Everyone! It is suitable for all ages and abilities – it’s slow controlled and methodical approach conditions and strengthens the body’s muscles without impact on the joints.
Pilates Mat Classes
You are encouraged to perform the exercises with precision, fluidity and proper alignment without excess muscular tension. The focus of the classes is to create efficient movement patterns that allows for greater ease, flexibility, strength and coordination.
The approach is slow, controlled and methodical.
Pilates 1- Fundamentals: for both new and on-going students
Pilates 1-2 – Intermediate: conditioning and strengthening
Pilates 2- Intermediate – Advanced: conditioning and strengthening
History of Pilates
The Pilates Method was developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates (1880-1967). The desire to improve his own health and strengthen his body led to his interest in physical fitness. Having a background as a boxer and a gymnast, he developed a system of movements that worked both the mind and body. His early work was informed by his work with bed-ridden patients in an WW1 interment camp in England. He helped them to strengthen their bodies while still in their beds. His work continued to develop when he migrated to the United States, setting up a studio in New York. He had a diverse range of students but it was the professional dance community that really fell in love with his work. They saw the benefits for keeping themselves strong for performance and rehabilitating after injury. Over the years he developed an extensive repertoire of exercises on the mat and also using the many pieces of equipment he invented. Today, Pilates is a highly recognized physical and mental conditioning system that people from all walks of life can benefit from.