PILATES (pronounced Pi-LAH-tees)

Pilates is a system of movement and exercise created and developed in the early 1900s by Joseph Pilates. The method involves controlled resistance exercises designed to strengthen and stretch muscles, open up joints, and create a core of strong lower and deeper abdominal and mid-back muscles. With a strong "core," clients can work on the even development of strong, flexible limbs without building bulk. The exercises require fewer repetitions but concentrate on highly precise movements, proper control and form. This in turn develops a balanced musculo-skeletal system, with strong flexible muscles and better posture. Many physiotherapists and allied health professionals recommend the Pilates method because of its prime importance in the alleviation of back pain as well as the rehabilitation of many musculoskeletal problems.

THE EIGHT PRINCIPLES OF THE PILATES METHOD OF EXERCISE

More complex than other forms of exercise, Pilates teaches you about breathing with movement, body mechanics, balance, co-ordination, position of the body, spatial awareness, strength and flexibility. In order to achieve full benefits from the Pilates method, eight separate principles are applied to each exercise

  • Concentration
  • Centring
  • Breathing
  • Control
  • Precision
  • Flowing Movement
  • Isolation
  • Routine

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PILATES?

  • Improved posture
  • Longer, leaner more flexible muscles
  • Increased strength without bulk
  • Heightened body awareness
  • Increased core strength and stability
  • Improved balance and co-ordination

  • Controlled resistance exercises.
  • Strengthen and stretch muscles, open up joints, and create a core of strong lower and deeper abdominal and mid-back muscles.
  • Many physiotherapists and allied health professionals recommend the Pilates.
  • Alleviation of back pain as well as the rehabilitation of many musculoskeletal problems.

".I enrolled in classes at SOFIT Pilates and I haven't looked back since! Not only do I look and feel better, but my sense of wellbeing has increased enormously and I find the classes both challenging and fun. Expertise and professionalism are important to me, and the high level of both at SOFIT Pilates has exceeded my expectations..the classes are varied and stimulating and always leave you with a satisfying sense of personal achievement. I can't recommend SOFIT Pilates highly enough: try it and I can guarantee you'll be hooked!.."

 
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