Pilatesis a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named. Pilates called his method “Contrology”.
Pilates developed in the aftermath of the late 19th century physical culture of exercising in order to alleviate ill health.

The health benefits of Pilates

  • Improved Flexibility
  • Increased Muscle Strength And Tone, Particularly Of Your Abdominal Muscles, Lower Back, Hips And Buttocks (The ‘Core Muscles’ Of Your Body)
  • Balanced Muscular Strength On Both Sides Of Your Body
  • Enhanced Muscular Control Of Your Back And Limbs
  • Improved Stabilisation Of Your Spine
  • Improved Posture
  • Rehabilitation Or Prevention Of Injuries Related To Muscle Imbalances
  • Improved Physical Coordination And Balance
  • Relaxation Of Your Shoulders, Neck And Upper Back
  • Safe Rehabilitation Of Joint And Spinal Injuries
  • Prevention Of Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Increased Lung Capacity And Circulation Through Deep Breathing
  • Improved Concentration
  • Increased Body Awareness
  • Stress Management And Relaxation
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