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Karen Swift Bodycontrol Certified Insutructor

Pilates for All

Pilates is a non-impact, non-aerobic, deep muscle conditioning method. When performed regularly it can positively change the body, strengthening the body’s “powerhouse” – the abdominal, gluteal and back muscles. It can help to increase flexibility and improve posture while strengthening the muscles deep in the body and around the spine to help prevent injuries and alleviate pain.

Pilates combines awareness of the spine, proper breathing, and strength and flexibility training, helping to sculpt the body (developing slenderness rather than bulk) improve coordination, correct body imbalances, and help prevent injuries and osteoporosis.

The core fundamentals of the Method are based upon a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the human body and the eight principles. The Pilates method is so safe and so effective, Osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners are now recommending Pilates.

Pilates is for everyone to enjoy. The exercises can be modified to range from gentle to challenging, depending on your fitness level and goals.

8 key principles of Pilates:

Relaxation

Concentration

Co-ordination

Centring

Alignment

Breathing

Stamina

Flowing Movements