Pilates is a mind and body conditioning exercise programme aimed at improving control and balance of the whole body. Pilates concentrates on developing the deep postural muscles of the abdominal region and spine to create a stable base. Pilates improves body awareness, developing better postural alignment by helping to restore mobility and flexibility. Pilates improves muscle activation, strength and tone with correct movement patterns, improves breathing control and helps to create a more balanced body. The benefits of Pilates for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and back pain are now recognised by the medical world.
Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Some medical problems may restrict participation in the class environment.