About This Lesson
Pilates – the one form of exercise that has everyone from celebrities to elite athletes singing its praises. If you are looking for one workout that will lengthen, strengthen, tone and trim – then Pilates is it!
Pilates is a form of exercise ideal for both fitness and rehabilitation. It focuses on alignment and using your muscles in a controlled way while integrating breath into each movement. Pilates is designed to improve strength, posture, flexibility as well as coordination. Pilates can be performed either on a mat or on specialised Pilates equipment.
Group matwork classes can include up to 12 people and involve performing a series of exercises using your own body as resistance. Private or semi-private (2-3 people/session) sessions will usually incorporate some aspect of matwork but the majority of the session will be performed on the equipment. Pilates studio equipment has spring-loaded resistance which is used to either assist or resist a movement.
Both forms of Pilates sessions will focus on the same seven Pilates principles:
Centering, control, concentration, precision, breathing & flowing movement.
In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference and in 30 you will have a new body.
~ Joseph Pilates
Please note that Pilates classes incur additional charges.