Pilates involves low impact stretching, stability and conditioning exercises, which focus on building the body’s core strength (back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles), creating muscle balance, improving posture, balance, flexibility, body alignment and stability in the joints. Pilates uses precise and controlled movements and helps to develop an awareness of how your body works, allowing your body and mind to work in harmony.
Pilates can provide relief from back pain by improving posture and strengthening weak muscles, it also helps to relieve tension and stress from the mind and the body.
Pilates can also help with most injuries over time helping the body to work more efficiently and therefore reducing the likelihood of injuries re-occurring.
Overall Pilates looks for optimal physical and mental well-being.