is pilates right for me?
Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with (literally!) hundreds of clients from all walks of life, all ability levels and all with their own individual reasons for starting Pilates.
I know it can be a little daunting starting out on a new fitness programme, we all know about the good intentions that have failed us in the past and those self limiting beliefs that tell us we’re “too this or too that” but believe me….
With years of experience I can say wholeheartedly and without any doubt whatsoever,
Pilates is for EVERYONE
so what exactly is pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise that concentrates on strengthening the body from your core, leading to an improvement in general fitness and overall well-being.
Pilates can be compared to yoga in a lot of ways because we concentrate on your posture, balance and flexibility. The brilliant news is that with Pilates the chance of injury is much lower than with many other more forms of exercise making it an excellent option for anyone regardless of your age, fitness level or physical ability.
Pilates also focuses on the mind-body connection, and you’ll find with practise your mind becomes as toned as your body because doing the various exercises requires awareness of your breathing and the way your body moves.
Whatever your goal is with Pilates, whether you’re looking to loose weight, get back in shape after having a baby, or you’re looking to improve your general fitness and recover from injury Pilates is a wonderful way to balance your body and mind.
benefits of pilates
Pilates will teach you to gain and maintain good posture especially beneficial if you suffer from lower back pain .
The exercises involve the use of muscles you may not use in your daily life so this practise lends itself for older people and those who lead quite sedantry lifestyles
The exercises focus on strengthening the deep core abdominal muscles helping us become strong from the inside out
Pilates will restore and increase your flexabilty to quote Joseph Pilates “ The body lends itself to correction “
Focusing on mind body connection, attention to how our bodies move and perform improves balance
Focusing on your breath and centering brings a sense of calm and well being allowing us a well deserved one hour of self care and ME time
"You will feel better in ten sessions , look better in twenty sessions , and have a completely new body in thirty sessions"
- Joseph Pilates
I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the mat soon!
give pilates a free try!
The best way to find out if Pilates is right for you is by giving it a try!
I would love to hear from you and answer any questions or concerns you might have.
I offer all new clients a FREE consultation to chat through your fitness history and goals,
also a FREE trial session for all new clients!
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