Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility.
What Are the Benefits?
The health benefits of Pilates include:
- improved flexibility
- increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
- balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body
- enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs
- improved stabilisation of your spine
- improved posture
- rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
- improved physical coordination and balance
- relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back
- prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
- stress management and relaxation
Why pick us?
No GP referral
If you are suffering with musculoskeletal aches and pains come straight to the experts. There’s no need to see a GP.
No Waiting List
No need to wait weeks and weeks for an appointment. We can often help you on your way to improved wellbeing within a matter of hours or days.
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