Pilates is a safe and effective system of exercise used to develop efficient and healthy movement of the body. It has numerous benefits some of which include-
Increased strength, muscle toning, improved balance and control of movement, improved coordination and flexibility, increased body awareness and postural awareness, increased circulation and enhanced breathing.
It is a versatile system of exercise which can be adapted to suit varying levels of ability for example it cn be used for -
-general fitness and wellbeing
-rehabilitation - for example recovering from a disc prolapse
-for enhancing performance of elite sports people or dancers
Pilates involves using a variety of equipment specific to Pilates and also 'mat' work which is a repotoir of exercies practiced on a mat without equipment, but with the occasional use of small props.
What is Pilates?