Why do Pilates?    What is this ‘CORE’ stability thing?

To work the ‘CORE’ is to activate the deeper muscles of the abdominal wall, spine and pelvis that support and stabilize the trunk when moving in the daily activities of life. They work like a corset. With the regular practice of core stability exercises and the activation of these deeper muscles you will see an improvement in balance, strength and control, ease of breathing and fluidity of movement. You will notice your bodies natural healing capacity is enhanced. Many pain related issues will decrease over time or disappear completely.

Left and centre: (red) The deepest ‘corset’ Transverse Abdominus               Right: Internal (purple) External (red) Oblique muscles, the second and third layers of  ’corset’ like muscle that help to create pelvic and spinal stability

Training the ‘CORE’ to prevent injury and for rehabilitation;

  • Improve your golf, running, cycling, tennis, hopscotch!
  • Prepare for surgery
  • Heal more quickly after surgery – hip & knee replacements, rotator cuff
  • Reduce low or mid back pain, shoulder and neck stiffness
  • Prevent pregnancy related issues such as diastasis recti, pelvic instability, sacroiliac joint (SIJ) instability
  • Safely exercise with osteoporosis and osteopina
  • Realign to correct poor tracking of patella causing knee pain and rehab hamstring injuries, ankle and foot injuries
  • Programs for pelvic floor conditions
  • Chronic conditions such as asthma, fibromyalgia

Strengthen, Rehabilitate and Invigorate!

You will also find that you are able to reduce the effects of stress, increase energy, improve circulation, and mobilise joints. Enjoy our studio environment where the FOCUS is just on you!

Specialized Equipment and Instructors

The Reformer, Cadillac or Trapeze Table and Wunda Chair are spring loaded and use resistance to;

  • Develop coordination and core strength
  • Increase muscle growth after injury
  • Re-balance the muscle system
  • Align the joints of the body
  • Promote bone density
  • Pilates equipment supports highly effective low impact movement
  • Allowing variable spring loading depending on strength of client

With lying, sitting, kneeling and standing variations possible, we have hundreds of exercises that will keep you engaged and having fun!

Our teachers are experienced Pilates equipment and Matwork instructors who have worked in movement education for many years.

History

The Pilates system was built by Joseph Pilates early last century on his study of Yoga, Martial Arts, Meditation, Ancient Greek and Roman exercise practices. He initially rehabilitated fellows injured in war then worked with dancers and acrobats and later with athletes and general public. His reputation as a physical trainer/healer inspired many talented followers to further develop his system. We now have a wonderful way to safely condition the whole body and develop ‘core stability’ programs for particular individuals in small group settings.

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