PILATES

The Pilates technique will result in improved posture with a firmer and flatter abdomen, supple strong muscles, better resistance to injury, more energy and improved sleep. Everyday activities such as walking and sitting become more graceful and relaxed.


The many benefits include:


  • A more toned body makes you look good
  • More flexibility allows you to move more easily
  • Relaxed breathing calms stressful people
  • Strength and energy so that you are less weary at the end of the day
  • Agility and grace makes a more efficient sports person
  • Pilates develops and maintains a beautiful body


BodyWise instructors are specialised physiotherapists who create and manage your exercise programs. You need to know that authentic Pilates is operated out of a well-equipped Pilates studio and not group mat classes on a floor.


Pilates is a gentle program, suitable for people of all ages, and can alleviate a wide range of problems including reducing discomfort from:


  • Migraine
  • Backache
  • General inflexibility
  • Lethargy


Our aim for you is to develop, with the Pilates method, a lean, strong and supple body for a better life. You can exercise optimally whilst calming your mind and toning your body. But it is still a challenging benefit, a challenging reward system.


Please feel free to come in and view our facilities and equipment

Principles of Pilates

Concentration - Centering - Control - Flowing Movement - Precision - Breathing

Concentration: Pilates demands that you focus on the muscles being exercised to avoid substitution by unnecessary muscles giving you the maximum benefit.


Centering: This means developing pelvic and scapular stabilisation to improve endurance and quality of contraction so that you "gain more from doing less" which will improve your sports style.


Control: The unique characteristic of Pilates is to maintain core stability through all movements incorporating good posture control and to maintain perfect postural control under increased load conditions, making you look good at the finish.


Flowing Movement: Pilates is similar to dance in that you will work smoothly to prevent jarring of joints and continue to build a fluid movement pattern.


Precision: Pilates is the "intelligent" exercise. Working "smarter" not "harder" allows you to achieve your goals quicker. Pilates is the most sophisticated exercise on this planet.


Breathing: With the special movement, specific breathing helps integrate correct muscle patterning into overall posture. 

Posture Pilates

Because of the inherent skills of the practitioners at BodyWise we have developed a comprehensive Posture Pilates Programme.


Unfortunately in today's society we sit a lot. The hours that people sit are extraordinary in the scheme of things. Our bodies are not coping with this bending posture well, and gravity forces changes in shape.


People are growing rounded in the chest area, heads are drawn forward and backs are bent wrongly.


All this leads to discomfort, lack of concentration, decreased work output, and flawed study output, we can reverse this.


Our skills ensure a seamless approach to altering the way a body moves, and assured re-positioning that results in a permanent positive change.


Quite quickly the body and brain pick up the clues and refuse to let you drop into your old ways. You begin to win the shape you want.

Pilates Timetable

Studio Hours

Monday

10.00 am to 8.00 pm

Tuesday

9.30 am to 7.00 pm

Wednesday

10.00 am to 8.00 pm

Thursday

10.30 am to 8.00 pm

Friday

10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Saturday

10.00 am to 12.30 pm

All sessions are by appointment only.


Bookings are available on the ½ hour time slot. All sessions are of one hour duration.