Pilates is a system of exercises for body conditioning that integrates controlled, flowing, low-impact movements to enhance body alignment and improve posture.

It emphasises on core strength, spine health, muscle balance, mobility, flexibility and restore alignment, although the exercises strengthen other areas of your body as well. Breathing plays a integral part in these movements as it stimulates the circulatory system, oxygenating the blood and assist with lymphatic drainage.

Pilates will help you to build needed strength to be able to perform normal daily activities and other sports safely. 

Pilates value the importance of all muscles to work in a balanced way while remaining awareness of body, mind and spirit.

STRETCH tight muscles to give you a long lean look, tone your waist-line and all over body.

STRENGTHEN weak muscles to restore muscle balance engaging Transversus abdominus for a flat belly.

What does Pilates do. . .

It develops a STRONG CORE or centre of the body which is the starting point of movement. The deepest abdominal muscle is the Transversus abdominus (TA) which lies close to the spine and is targeted in all Pilates exercises. The Pilates’ ‘navel to spine’ , 'zip and hallow' is when you exhale and stabilize the back by engaging the TA to assist the spine. (See Deep Core)

Focuses on GOOD POSTURE that contributes to the well-being of the individual to correctly perform daily activities and prevent musculoskeletal problems. See Posture.

Pilates reduce stress, could prevent injury, assist with rehabilitation, alleviate pain and discomforts like sciatic nerve, lower back, neck, upper back, shoulder, hip and knee pain, arthritis, osteoporosis and any other muscle or joint pain and therefore also and ideal exercise and postnatal recovery.

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