What is Pilates
Pilates exercises re-educate and re-balance the body, promoting natural ease of movement and releasing tension and strain. Throughout each movement, the focus is on good postural alignment, efficient breathing and use of the deep core muscles that stabilise and give support to the body.
Attention to core support and full-body fitness - including the breath and the mind - provide a level of integrative fitness that is hard to find elsewhere. It is also the reason that Pilates is so popular in rehab scenarios, as well as with athletes who find that Pilates is a great foundation for any kind of movement they do. The exercises help you tone your body, feel revitalised, and move with ease.
The Pilates system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.