Pilates and Core Conditioning

What is Pilates?

A system of exercise that promotes balance, strength and flexibility following the method of Joseph Pilates. Can be learnt individually or in group sessions and practised at home as well.

The benefits of Pilates

Stabilisation of your spine and trunk.
Improved flexibility of joints and muscles.
Improved conscious control of your movements which heal and prevent injury.

Who does it benefit?

Clients of all ages & abilities. Pilates can be either preventative or rehabilitative.

Back pain & Pilates

“As core strength is developed the trunk is properly stabilized and pressure on the back is relieved enabling the body to move more freely and efficiently. Pilates exercises aim to improve the deep postural muscles of the spine and teach the importance of the neutral spine position. They focus on improving posture by helping clients to stand and sit correctly and to activate their core muscles. Bad habits and weak postural muscles can create muscle imbalances in the body. Pilates can help balance out the body by strengthening weak muscles, stretching tight muscles and mobilizing the joints”.

Anna has a diploma in mat Pilates and is able to run individual or group sessions. She also runs classes for people to attend.