What is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise method, designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. Based upon an anatomical understanding of the body’s muscular and skeletal systems, the Pilates teacher creates a comprehensive exercise programme for the client. Classes will focus on specific areas individually whilst using exercises that integrate the whole body to re-educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.
Pilates is not just a random choice of particular movements.
Pilates is a system of physical and mental conditioning that can enhance your physical strength, flexibility and coordination as well as reduce stress, improve mental focus, and foster an improved sense of well-being.
Pilates not only offers a bridge between mind and body, between everyday life and optimal performance, between rehabilitation and healthy movement; it offers a system that, when used to its full potential, can enhance every aspect of life.
It offers a solution to those with restricted mobility and to elite athletes.
Everyone and anyone of all ages and fitness level can benefit from regular Pilates classes.
It helps create a leaner, sculpted body, increase abdominal and lower back strength and improves posture. It helps reduce the risk of back and neck pain.
It acts as a tool to restore muscle balance to the musculo-skeletal system during movement. It is beneficial for everyone and anyone and as motivating for men as for woman.
It is adaptable and diverse, and that is magic. “It is this holistic approach that sets Pilates apart from many other forms of exercise. Osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise today. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level.” (Extract from “Pilates foundation”)
“Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.” (Joseph Pilates)
Classes at Winchmore Hill Clinic of Osteopathy & Natural Health
- Small equipment / Mat based
- Evening and day time classes
A maximum of five in a class.