Why do Pilates?

  1. Pilates is a wonderful way to tone and flatten your tummy. 
  2. Pilates will improve the muscle tone in your tummy, bottom, legs and arms. 
  3. Pilates gives who a whole  body workout and more!  We do standing Pilates in our classes as well as matwork which improves balance and helps to teach the body to work correctly whatever you are doing in life.
  4. Our small classes make sure that you get the attention you need to work correctly so that you can get the most out of your exercise.
  5. Pilates will really help you if you have back problems.  Back pain experts recommend Pilates because although it is gentle movement, it is very targeted at specific muscle groups.
  6. Pilates is enjoyable, relaxing exercise that clears the mind and increases body awareness.
  7. Apart from building strength, the movements also improve your flexibility.

The Benefits of Pilates

We as individuals must take responsibility for our own bodies. We cannot expect to see change without any effort at all. Pilates exercises are built around eight basic principals:

  • relaxation
  • co-ordination
  • alignment
  • stamina
  • concentration
  • centering
  • breathing
  • flowing movements

Through the use of this method overall awareness of the body is achieved and can be taken into everyday life enabling us to move freely again without pain or tension.  Firmer bottom, flatter stomach, better posture, long lean arms and legs, has to be a good start for all of us. Pilates can be practiced by anyone of any age or ability. No matter what your physical condition from the first time exerciser to the top athlete, from sufferers of back, hip or neck problems, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis or pregnant women. The good news is that many people who suffer with remedial problems often find themselves pain free as a result of taking up Pilates.

It is important to recognise that even though we may suffer one particular problem, whether it is in our spine, shoulder, neck, or legs the body needs to be looked at as a whole. A specific pain may not be the root cause of the problem, and may in actual fact be referred pain.

Make time to let pilates into your life if not just to exercise but from a well being point of view too. Be prepared to learn new techniques and enjoy the challenges that pilates brings.

You might like to read the following article, Pippa Middleton recommends Pilates!

Ever since Pippa Middleton appeared at Westminster Abbey holding her sister Kate’s train at the Royal Wedding, speculation about the secret to her amazing rear nearly eclipsed the event itself.

Pippa’s spectacular bottom generated thousands of Tweets and sparked the creation of numerous Facebook fan sites.

In fact, the ‘Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society’ has attracted over 220,000 likes on Facebook.

It’s now been revealed that Pippa’s pert bum is partly due to weekly classes at a studio in Parson’s Green called Pilates On the Go.

The 27-year-old called her session at the studio with teacher Margot Campbell a “weekly necessity”.

She wrote a testimonial on the studio’s website, saying: “As someone who is always ‘on the go’, Pilates has been a wonderful escape from my busy lifestyle in London.”

She continued: “Whether it’s 7am in the morning or 7pm at night I always leave feeling calm, refreshed and invigorated.”

“From breathing techniques, muscle toning to overall flexibility and relaxation, my Pilates sessions have become something of a weekly necessity that keeps me fit, happy and energised.”