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FAQS

WHAT IS PILATES?

Pilates is a total body conditioning method that was developed by Joseph Pilates in order to optimise our functionality in daily life. Through Pilates countless exercises the body is strengthened and stretched simultaneously to improve balance and posture, develop long lean musculature and reduce stress.
Due to modern work culture and increased sedentary leisure time our bodies become unconditioned and sometimes don’t meet our daily needs.
The Pilates Method will increase strength and reduce tension in order for our bodies to continue to achieve our daily requirements and enjoy our pursuits for years to come.
“The Pilates Method of body conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.” – Joseph Pilates

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PILATES?

  • Increase strength, flexibility, co ordination and balance
  • Development of long lean musculature
  • Improved core strength to stabilise pelvis and spine
  • Relieve back pain and joint stress
  • Support sports training and other physical pursuits
  • Assists with injury prevention or re-injury
  • Increased flexibility and mobility
  • Develop body and movement awareness
  • Improve bone density and lung capacity

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?

At your Initial Consultation a detailed history will be taken of any previous injuries, surgeries or pain. You will go through in detail with your instructor your goals and what you want to achieve in your future sessions. Your instructor will take you through the foundational Pilates principles including breathing, alignment and correct muscle recruitment. You will experience the Pilates equipment and how it supports and challenges you through the Pilates repertoire.

If you are unsure which style of class is of greatest benefit to you, you can discuss this with your instructor during this session.