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

 

The services we used to refer to as Clinical Pilates (exercise rehabilitation provided by a physiotherapist) we now call Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation

 

BodyWise Pilates instructor Alicia is a qualified PIlates instructor and physiotherapy student. We offer a fully equipped Pilates studio and several reformer Pilates classes.

 

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. 

 

Due to the popularity of our Clinical Exercise and Rehab services provided by our physios, Reformer Pilates classes with a Pilates Instructor is only available on Saturdays.

Saturday

9am -10 am

10am -11am

11am -12pm

All sessions are by appointment only.

Reformer classes have a maximum 3 clients in each class.