What is Pilates?
Pilates targets your deep postural muscles, effectively building strength from within. The exercises encourage the body to work in its correct alignment where the muscles work most effectively. Its slow controlled approach means that it gives much longer term results. Over time, Pilates can help reshape your body, improving posture and muscle tone and helping you achieve a good balance between strength and flexibility.
Who could benefit from Pilates?
Everyone can learn Pilates! Body Control Pilates will help you build your core stability, while developing the techniques and the stamina needed for more advanced movements. Its non-impact form of body conditioning focuses on strengthening and balancing the muscles of the body, particularly abdominal and back muscles. Pilates builds strength from the core outwards improving posture and flexibility by correcting muscle imbalances.
The following benefits are often experienced:
- A stronger core
- Flatter abdominals
- Relief from chronic back pain
- Improved posture
- A toned body
- Increased flexibility