If you're here, you've taken the first steps towards the great benefits that Pilates can bring.
Part Greek, part German, Joseph Pilates formed Pilates during the first world war to aid the rehabilitation of soldiers. He firmly believed mental and physical health went hand in hand, and recommended a few precise movements to emphasise control, helping them to regain their health by strengthening, stretching, and stabilizing key muscles.
He continued to add and develop the exercises over the following 80 years through observation and use.
Pilates can be used to assist a variety of injuries, muscle imbalances and core strengthening, as well as helping to improve posture and reduce stress.
It is an extremely inclusive form of exercise for all ages and abilities.
Classes quick glance
Benefits of Pilates
- Improves posture
- Releasing muscle tension
- Encourages effective breathing into the rib cage
- Strengthens bones through weight bearing exercises, which can aid sufferers of, and help prevent osteoporosis
- Improves concentration, co ordination and balance
- Relieves stress
- Can be practised alongside Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic and many other therapies.
- Subject: Pilates for the Golfer
- Location: To be confirmed
Pilates can be very beneficial for the golfer. Strengthening your core will not only help you avoid injury, but the increase in balance, strength & flexibility will improve your control of the ball, and your ability to drive it further down the fairway.
Pilates for the golfer focuses on spinal rotation & flexibility to condition the specific muscles in the torso primarily used for control and speed of the club head.
If you're a golfer and would be interested in attending this workshop, please contact me for more details.
I've recently attended Pilates Foundation workshops on the lymphatic system, working with people with lymphoedema, and working with people being treated for, or recovering from breast cancer.
I've supplemented these workshops with my own research, and can now offer one-to-one sessions in these areas.
Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss any of these in further detail, as sessions are tailored specifically for your individual needs.