Pilates consists of strength and mobility based exercises, designed to teach and improve movement patterns, integrating the mind and body to improve muscle control and balance. It involves attention to detail and concentration to obtain efficient movement patterns.
Pilates encourages you to think about the order that muscles are switched on to obtain efficient movement patterns. These patterns are commonly disrupted by muscular weakness.
Muscular weakness can arise from poor postural habits, occupational tasks or postures, sport, medical conditions/pathologies or injury. A muscular weakness can lead to compensation, resulting in muscular imbalances with an end result of joint instability or injury.
Some of the benefits of Pilates include;
- Learn conscious movement to increase body awareness
- Improve posture and postural control
- Correct muscle imbalances
- Lower stress levels and improved circulation
- Improve athletic performance
- Reduce incidence of back pain
- Improve mobility
- Improve strength and muscle tone
Pilates is suited for most people, whether you are an athlete looking to improve performance, you are recovering from an injury, suffer from a medical condition or you are looking to improve your posture or general muscular conditioning.
Pilates can be conducted in one-on-one sessions or in group classes. Before starting our Pilates classes you will be assessed one-on-one by one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists to assess suitability and identify specific requirements or modifications to the program.