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Benefits of Pilates

What are the benefits of Pilates?

The benefits of Pilates are immense being beneficial for general fitness, specific health conditions and most of all for your overall well-being.

General fitness

  • Improves your posture 
  • Improves mobility and flexibility of the spine 
  • Delivers muscle tone and flexibility with a better balance between strength and suppleness 
  • A flatter stomach and a trimmer waist 
  • Promotes a more efficient and supportive core 
  • Increases stability for the pelvis and shoulders 
  • Better co-ordination 
  • Complements training for athletes improving performance

Health conditions

  • Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation 
  • Builds better balance and coordination, particularly for the elderly 
  • Offers a safe and excellent form of exercise for ante and post-natal women 
  • Alleviates aches and pains 
  • Fewer headaches (where they are posture-related) 
  • More efficient respiratory, lymphatic and circulatory system 
  • Increased bone density – suitable for Osteoporosis sufferers 
  • Greater joint mobility 
  • Offers a safe and beneficial form of exercise for a wide range of medical conditions, including Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Overall well-being

  • Makes you look and feel better 
  • Boosted immune system 
  • Relieves stress and tension and promotes a feeling of well-being 
  • Expands body awareness 
  • Integrates mind, body and spirit 
  • Improves quality of life 

 

It’s success rate has brought it to the attention of the medical profession.  Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists are now recommending Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise available.  The worlds of dance and sport have also taken a keen interest in Pilates, with many premier football clubs arranging classes for their players.


“Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.”
Joseph Pilates

What are the benefits of Pilates?

Pilates is beneficial for general fitness, specific health conditions and most of all for your overall well-being.

General fitness

  • Improves your posture
  • Improves mobility and flexibility of the spine
  • Delivers muscle tone and flexibility
  • Promotes a more efficient and supportive core
  • Increases stability for the pelvis and shoulders
  • Fosters the health of joints through improved mobility and support from the surrounding musculature
  • Complements training for athletes

Health conditions

  • Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation
  • Builds better balance and coordination, particularly for the elderly
  • Offers a safe and excellent form of exercise for ante and post-natal women
  • Alleviates aches and pains
  • Helps maintain and can improve bone density
  • Develops the function and efficiency of the lungs with improvement in circulation
  • Offers a safe and beneficial form of exercise for a wide range of medical conditions, including Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Overall well-being

  • Makes you look and feel better
  • Relieves stress and tension and promotes a feeling of well-being
  • Expands body awareness
  • Integrates mind, body and spirit
  • Improves quality of life

“Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.” Joseph Pilates