What is Pilates?


Pilates is a form of exercise that is predominantly focused around using / integrating the core muscles and breathing into whole body movement. There are many focus points whin Pilates including good posture, spine stability, core strength, flexibility, balance and coordination to name a few. Pilates has a few different forms that all still stick to the same principles and focus points as listed above, including Mat Pilates which is based around body weight movements which can be very challenging; Clinical Pilates which is performed on different types of machines - these are mainly spring based machines providing either resistence or assistance to a movement resulting in a huge range of exercises and movements catering for any body type; Reformer classes which are group based of between 3-10 participants all using a Reformer each; and Rehab Pilates which is aimed at taking people with movement dysfunction through the multiple stages of rehab.