“Pilates targets the muscles that support good posture, shoulder and pelvis stability and core strength to help you develop a much stronger, more flexible body.” Vikki .
Pilates – beneficial for all
Osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners recommend pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise. It can be beneficial for just about everyone regardless of age and fitness level. Pilates gives you an awareness of your body and helps to correct forward head posture, stabilize your shoulders and develop strong pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. Pilates makes you feel longer, leaner and younger. The exercises are suitable for everybody, from complete beginners and post rehabilitation to professional athletes. Full inhalation and complete exhalation are key and, as a result, dedicated Pilates practitioners can see an increase in lung capacity and circulation improvement. Pilates during pregnancy is claimed to be highly valuable and beneficial but, as with most types of exercise, it should only be performed under the instruction of a fully trained expert. The exercises can be performed on a mat or, for more intensity or to help rehabilitation, on a reformer or Gravity Training System. The social aspect of Pilates is very important to some, which is why classes are seen as integrating the Mind, Body and Spirit.
The benefits of pilates
- Improved posture
- Relief from back pain
- A good nights sleep
- Increase strength and stamina without adding muscle bulk
- Help prevent osteoporosis prevention
- A great way to relax and beat stress
- Improved balance and co-ordination
- Aids recovery after injury and prevent injury recurring
- No pain – plenty of gain
Defy gravity – gravity pilates
Power pilates using the Gravity Training System is a dynamic but safe and controlled way of exercising. It dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs, whilst supporting your head, neck and spine. It is beneficial for all levels of fitness.
The Gravity Training System
The Gravity Training machines for pilates gives a more intense, all-round workout, they utilise a person’s own body weight against gravity to include an element of resistance training. It’s like doing an pilates class while weight-lifting at the same time, so results are achieved more quickly. The beauty of the system is that, because the user performs exercises lying or sitting on a moving glide board, their core strength muscles are worked while their spine is fully supported. It makes tough exercise feel easier to do and the adjustable incline means the system suits all ability levels.