in 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference,
in 20 you’ll see the difference
and in 30 you’ll have a whole new body
Joseph Pilates 1883-1967
At the core..
The Pilates method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the mid-1920s. He originally developed it to rehabilitate wounded soldiers by transforming the hospital beds into what we now call: ‘the Reformer’
The focus is on conditioning the entire body, using movements on specialised apparatus, mats and accessories to simulate functional activities. The core postural muscles are targeted which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine.
In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles.
Our signature Reformer group classes.
We offer a variety of fun Reformer classes for all different levels. Try the popular ’Cardio Tramp’ class to get the heart rate up and to burn some calories or our unique ’Fusion’ class which consists of Pilates & Fitness which gives you the best of both worlds in one workout.
With a maximum of 4 people per class the groups are kept small which ensures a more personal experience and a lot of focussed attention.
Have a look at the class schedule on our easy online booking system.
Pregnancy & Pilates
Pilates is one of the safest forms of exercise to stay fit & healthy during and after your pregnancy. It strengthens your pelvic floor and the back- & deeper abdominal muscles which are the areas that can cause problems during pregnancy and after giving birth.
It has been known to aid in a smooth delivery and a speedy recovery.
Pilates for Athletes
More and more professional as well as recreational athletes have started implementing Pilates into their training routines.
Typically they will suffer from the same points which causes muscle imbalances:
- The constant repetitive use of the same muscle groups,
- Exclusion of muscle groups not used in the sport of choice,
- Possible focus of only one side of the body (for example in golfing & tennis)
- Wear and tear on the body from excessive training
Pilates for the Athlete addresses these and other issues associated with overtraining in a specific sport to avoid injury, improve performance and have a more balanced harmonious body.
“We’re proudly Stott Pilates trainers which means you are ensured of a very high standard of training”