Pilates is a form of exercise that helps mobilise, tone, lengthen and strengthen the whole body. Key to this is the control of the core muscles, found in your abdominal, back and pelvic areas. This improves co-ordination, posture and balance as well as easing pain and stiffness.
What is Pilates?
Developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, Pilates was originally used to rehabilitate prisoners of war. Since then Pilates has evolved and gained in popularity. Initially adopted by dancers and athletes to enhance their training and performance, Pilates has now become well recognised by medical practitioners and rehabilitation specialists as a safe and effective way to improve how the body moves.