Fitness Pilates

What is Fitness Pilates? 

Once called “the best kept secret of the chic, rich, famous and beautiful,” Pilates is now a household name.

Fitness Pilates is based on the original teachings of Joseph Pilates and effective exercise prescription.

Each exercise is designed to make the maximum use of your time by targeting the deep postural muscles of the body, building strength from the inside out and re-balancing your muscles.

Fitness Pilates moves are designed to work the muscles of the whole body (abdominals, lower back, thighs, buttocks, calves, arms, shoulders) and to gently strengthen them. The result is a body that is properly aligned and at less risk of injury.

Within our clinic the 1:1 Sessions are suitable for men and women of all ages, levels and abilities, is a good way to get back into exercise after injury or work on weak areas of your body that have recurring injuries.

We run this program as an initial 6 session plan and then the option is to continue on a session by session basis.


Posture benefits.

Correct posture is the position from which the body, through its musculoskeletal system, functions most efficiently and effectively whether it is static or in motion.

Posture is the alignment between the various parts of the body. Good posture underlies all exercise and exercise techniques and is the foundation for movement. Incorrect posture allows physical stress to build up in certain tissues, ultimately leading to pain and injury. In relation to posture the two most important fitness components are flexibility and strength. Postural changes are often associated with poor muscle tone (weakness) together with too much muscle tone (tightening) in others.

Our aim with Fitness Pilates is to redress the balance in muscle tone by using stretching exercises to lengthen tight muscles, combined with strengthening exercises to increase the tone of lax muscles.

The quality of your posture can make a big difference in your life. Good posture can make you look and feel younger, stronger and more confident and can help improve your breathing, advance your sports performance, decrease your risk of injury and improve your biomechanical efficiency. Over the course of your life, good posture can prevent painful physical strain in your joints.