Pilates is a unique exercise method of body conditioning. A Pilates class is a treat to your body and mind, leaving you feeling revitalized. It enables your body to move with less effort, through awareness of breath and allows for flowing and balanced movements. The muscles are worked safely with no impact, making it ideal for those with joint issues.

Pilates helps to tone and lengthen muscles without adding bulk, resulting in a leaner figure and helping anyone who wants to improve their overall fitness. It increases body awareness, improves balance and promotes joint flexibility.

By activating the deep abdominal muscles, Pilates provides specific strength and core stability to maintain a healthy back.

Pilates also improves posture. Many of us work in a 'slouched' position in front of our work stations. Pilates exercise encourages correct body alignment by lengthening the spine and by strengthening the postural muscles. An improved posture means a reduction in the tension and soreness we often hold in our necks, shoulders and backs.

Pilates will enhance training for athletes and dancers by improving strength, co-ordination, stamina and reflexes. It is often included in physiotherapy rehabilitation and helps reduce risk of future injuries.

Who can benefit from Pilates?

Any age, any level of fitness, anyone!