What is Pilates?


Pilates originated 80 years ago and is remarkably effective and medically approved. It is of an holistic nature and is based upon 'awareness of your own body.' We work the deep central muscles of the body to improve core stability. As an experienced Body Control® Pilates Teacher I can tailor moves to suit the individual.

Your body awareness is heightened by bringing together mind and body - Body Control® Pilates literally teaches you to be in control of your body, allowing you to handle stress more effectively and achieve relaxation more easily.

The Body Control® Pilates Method can work for everyone, regardless of fitness level! Exercises can be mat or machine based, but mat-work exercises have a great attraction in that they need no special equipment, and are particularly safe for those with back problems (and don't forget that 95% of the UK population has, or has had, backache). Its consistent success rate in solving such problems has brought it to the attention of osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and homeopathic doctors.

In short, it is a class suitable for nearly everyone. No special clothing or shoes required - bonus!