Pilates is a safe and effective system of mat-based exercises with occasional equipment use, designed to improve strength, posture, flexibility, mobility and mental clarity. It was created in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates, who said, “After ten sessions you’ll feel better, after twenty sessions you’ll look better and after thirty, you’ll have a whole new body!” In order to practise Pilates effectively, you need to grasp the basic philosophy behind the method.  Joseph Pilates taught that one of the main results of his method is gaining control of your body. He drew inspiration from the martial arts – slow, controlled flowing movements performed with thoughtful awareness. Over the years, different schools of Pilates have attributed a variety of principles to the method. While these may very in number and name, they are, in essence, the same

  • Concentration
  • Relaxation
  • Alignment
  • Breathing
  • Centring
  • Co-ordination
  • Flowing movements
  • Stamina