Classical Pilates, "the art of contrology", was invented by Joseph Pilates. It is a movement and conditioning system which follows a sequence of exercises based on six principles: Centring, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath and Flow which form the foundation of the method.
Pilates can be summed up with three words:
'Stretch, strength with control'
What do we offer?
Mat classes are a typical place to start on your journey into Pilates. Mat follows a specified sequence that warms up the body, challenges the body and then cools it down. The order strengthens and stretches the torso, arms and legs in all planes of movement. Clients are challenged with appropriate progressions with and then against gravity; lying down, sitting up, kneeling and standing. Mat is suitable for All Levels.
Most equipment designs use spring mechanisms that the client works to control while moving in different planes. Pilates apparatus is suitable for All Levels. The studio is fully equipped with a Reformer/Tower combination, Cadillac-Trapeze Table, Wunda Chair, Arm Chair, Ladder Barrel, 4 Small Barrels, a Spine Corrector, Foot Corrector and Toe-exerciser and Hand exerciser.
Do you enjoy a specific sport? Rowing, skiing, cycling, tennis....or maybe rugby, or cricket? V Pilates can organise small group lessons tailored-made to work within your sport or club which will help you to prevent injury, enhance performance and improve core strength enabling you to enjoy what you do even more! Contact the studio to organise your own bespoke class or come along to our monthly workshop.
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Total body workout
Pilates works the entire body in a functional way and yields numerous benefits including increased lung capacity, improved circulation, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Posture, balance and abdominal strength also improve along with bone density and joint health.
Centering and core
Pilates will teach you to initiate movement from the centre of the body outward towards the periphery with good alignment. This allows the limbs freedom to move without straining the body. Pilates also creates a centered mind as well as body.
Many Pilates clients experience positive body awareness for the very first time at a Pilates class. Pilates teaches balance, control and coordination of the body and this in turn positively affects areas of life.
Pilates is a fantastic way to improve your fitness, prevent injury and/or rehabilitate your body. Exercises can be modified to suit all populations so you can achieve results that are tailored to your individual needs. In order to get optimum results try to participate in 2-3 sessions per week.
The studio is purpose built, equipped for Pilates Mat and Apparatus classes and is suitable for all levels of experience. Book your class or bespoke pilates session today!