"The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power."
One of our most popular classes, mat-based pilates exercises are performed with slow, precise movements in repetition. These exercises help strengthen the body's core by developing pelvic and scapula stability, and abdominal control, using focused breathing patterns. The main fitness goals of a mat pilates program include improved flexibility, muscle tone, body balance, spinal support, low back health, posture, sports performance, and body-mind awareness.
Pilates was developed in the early 20th Century by Joseph Pilates, the son of a naturopath and a gymnast. Pilates or "Contrology" method is described as the art of controlled movements. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the "powerhouse" and is thought to be the key to a person's stability. Pilates believed that physical health and mental health were interrelated and connected.
Mondays 8am w/Claire (30 Mins) ~ Thursdays 11.30am w/Danai (60 Mins) ~ Saturdays 9am w/Belinda (45 Mins) Sundays 12.30pm w/Emily P (60 Mins) ~ £5 Drop-in, included in the Class Pass
"Pilates is the only exercise program that has changed my body and made me feel great"
Jamie Lee Curtis