Pilates is not a ‘life philosophy’ like Yoga it is simply a series of exercises designed to improve the strength of core muscles around the abdomen, hips and lower back. Pilates improves posture, flexibility and develops core strength and efficient movement habits that translate for daily life.
Pilates is a mind and body workout. Pilates is a mental and physical body-conditioning programme that uses exercises to change the way in which we use our bodies. It teaches us to be aware of our body, a way of moving, better posture and strengthens the muscles and the joints.
Pilates is a form of exercise that is excellent for anyone whether first-time exercisers or those recovering from injury or operation helping to reshape the body, improve posture and flexibility – and also challenging top athletes looking to enhance their performance and minimise the risk of injury eg tennis players, golfers, runners.