About Pilates

Pilates is the complete coordination of mind, body and spirit

Joseph Pilates

Pilates is a mind-body system of exercise developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates.  The exercises are either based on the mat or use the Pilates equipment: the reformer, cadillac, ladder barrel, wunda chair and arcs.  The aim of Pilates is to evenly condition the whole body to create postural and muscular balance; improving overall physical function and making you less prone to injury.

The health benefits of Pilates are:

  • Better posture
  • Strong core, flat abdominals and a strong back
  • Improved balance and co-ordination
  • Longer leaner muscles and improved flexibility
  • Injury prevention
  • Heightened mind-body awareness
  • Relief from stress and back pain