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Joseph Pilates, the founder of Pilates, once said - ''In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference, and in thirty you will have a new body'' 

Pilates is a total mind and body workout. It improves the way you move and helps you feel stronger. 

 

Pilates has evolved into one of the most recognised forms of exercise today for improving posture and providing great tone and definition. It also helps you move more freely in your body, optimising muscular and skeletal function. Pilates expands body awareness and helps develop your concentration while relaxing and de-stressing your mind and body. It teaches you to make intelligent decisions about how you move.

 

Pilates targets the deep (postural) muscles. It therefore strengthens the body from the inside out. Practised faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits, to list a few:

  • Improve body tone and shape

  • Strengthens muscles and ligaments​

  • Increase flexibility

  • Increase balance

  • Improve circulation

  • Relieve stress

  • Increase your sense of overall well-being
     

Many people come to Pilates to help ease back pain or for rehabilitation following injury but Pilates can also be complementary to other activities or sports training. Many athletes include Pilates as part of a balanced workout. 

 

In summary Pilates will help you to keep doing what you love doing for longer!