About Pilates

Joseph PilatesJoseph Hubertus Pilates (1883 – 1967) invented and promoted the Pilates method of physical fitness.

“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” – Joseph Pilates

Pilates is a unique form of exercise that conditions the whole body by teaching you to focus on body alignment, posture and the best way to use your muscles.

The Pilates Method trains you to use the deep, stabilising, postural muscles which are often overlooked with more aerobic forms of exercise.

The result: you create balance in your entire musculoskeletal system, especially in your torso. This helps you to perform daily activities with greater ease and efficiency of movement.

It’s also useful for more active people to help improve their athletic performance, agility and helps to prevent injuries. The result: you create balance in your entire musculoskeletal system, especially in your torso.

The Pilates Method involves exercises on mats and specially-designed Pilates equipment, which uses tensioned springs for resistance in order to isolate and develop specific muscle groups.

Pilates is highly effective for people rehabilitating from an injury, regaining their strength following childbirth, or for anyone who wants to improve their general posture and ease of movement.