What is Pilates?

Pilates was first named after Joseph Pilates in (   ) who discovered the core muscles, which are important for our central stability and how to exercise them. The core is made up of a cylinder of postural muscles around our abdomen or between the bottom of our ribs and the pelvis. The muscles include transversus abdominus around the front of the cylinder, connected by fascia to multifidus at the back, the pelvic floor at the bottom of the cylinder and the diaphragm at the top. The medical world is now realizing the benefits of the Pilates method for the prevention and rehabilitation of back injuries with this unique method of exercise. This approach is an integral part of physiotherapy.

Who can benefit from Pilates?

Pilates can be beneficial for:

  • Improving your general fitness and body awareness
  • Remedial and rehabilitation work
  • Injury prevention
  • Improvement of technique for athletes and dancers
  • The elderly
  • Pregnancy: Pre and post natal
  • For children from 12 years-old


How can Pilates benefit you?

Pilates helps you to:

  • Increase and create a balance between strength and flexibility
  • Create an awareness of and strengthen dynamic stability
  • Improve coordination
  • Release stress
  • Improve posture
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