Pilates is a form of exercise that offers a different way of thinking about your body. It targets the deep postural muscles, which in today’s society are so underused, and works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing posture and bringing the body into correct alignment.
Pilates is especially recommended by healthcare specialists for people with back and neck problems and all our teachers are fully qualified Pilates instructors. Pilates exercises help strengthen the muscles that support and stabilise the core of your body, which in turn will enable your body to work more efficiently with a reduced risk of causing injury to other structures.
Practising Pilates regularly leads to benefits including:
• Better posture
• Fewer incidences of back and neck pain
• Greater strength and muscle tone for you more control and stability
• Improved flexibility
• Increased joint mobility
• Lower stress levels
• A flatter stomach and trimmer waist
• More efficient respiratory and circulatory systems
• Fewer headaches resulting from postural problems
We offer group classes and 1-1 sessions from beginner to advanced levels
Most people will take about a month to master the basic Pilates exercises. After this period, the exercises are made progressively more challenging and different, with more intense exercises being incorporated and adapted according to your ability.
Within three to six months you will see – and be able to maintain – results in your tone and shape. This may seem like quite a long time, but when you do start noticing the changes taking place you will be delighted and very glad you persevered. In addition, remember that as well as enabling such changes and improvements in the short term, Pilates is also about enjoying long term wellbeing and a permanently enhanced level of physical health.
Different people want different things from their Pilates programme, which is why we offer Pilates courses both in group classes and on a one-to-one basis. One-to-one sessions and group classes are available at both our Corsham and Swindon clinic studios.
To enquire about bookings or how our one-to-one Pilates sessions or our group classes may be of benefit to you, please call or email one of our clinics and we’ll be happy to help.