Pilates looks at how each muscle and bone are connected to all the others and how they relate and function together. It is a therapeutic approach to exercise which aims to improve your posture, to strengthen your deep abdominal and lower back muscles that are responsible for supporting and protecting your back and the main bulk of your body.
It teaches correct movement patterns and will help with strength, relaxation and tension release.
What can Pilates do for you?
The principles and techniques that you learn in your exercise routines should be taken into your everyday living, from washing up, bending and lifting, gardening, sitting at a computer and doing your favourite sport. If you have an existing back problem, hip problem or any joint pain anywhere Pilates can help manage this which in turn will improve your quality of life and your general well-being.
Pilates is a way to protect your back from injury, to help improve present pain. It will also improve your posture, movement and your confidence and appearance.
Pilates is a combination of strength and stretching exercises performed slowly with precision, control and flow.