Pilates is an evolving series of exercises that encourages good posture and alignment, releases muscular tension and restores natural flowing movements of the body.
Many of the exercises focus on the deep postural muscles helping to keep the spine supported and body balanced. Pilates strengthens the core muscles needed to support our body, improves range movement and flexibility of the joints.
Central to the Pilates method is the awareness of your own body or proprioception.
Many of us lead sedentary lives, working at a desk for the majority of the day or performing repetitive movements, this can cause stress and tension to build up in the body and mind. Pilates can help to relieve the effects of day to day activities on our bodies.
Pilates is a good addition to other sports and physical activities; many professional sports teams use Pilates to prevent and protect against injury and as a training aid.
If you have any questions about Pilates please do get in touch
Pilates became part of my weekly routine when I working in a desk job as a to relax my mind and body and to offset the effects of sitting at a desk all day. Having felt the positive benefits it was an easy decision to take the steps to becoming a qualified teacher. After a year of training with Body Control Pilates I set up my own classes in 2012 and I have been able to pass on the positive affects of Pilates through my weekly group matwork classes and private 1 to 1 lessons.
My classes focus on good movement, building a strong base, a good understanding of the Pilates principles and then progression to the more challenging exercises. I really enjoying using the small equipment such as resistance bands, balls and weights in my classes and I hope you will to.
I am currently working towards my Level 4 Pilates qualification, below are the qualifications that I already hold and some of the training courses and workshops I have attended.
Level 3 Pilates Register of Exercise professionals
Level 3 Pilates for Bone Health
Level 3 Pre and Post Natal Pilates
CPD Training courses.....
Pilates with the Small Ball and Toning Circle
Pilates with the Band
Pilates on the Foam Roller
Pilates for Older People
Pilates for Pregnancy
James Earls - walking the lines
Cara Reeser - pelvis and hip connection
Pilates with Spiky balls
Myofascial release for the lower body
First aid and CPR courses attended regularly each year.
The Eight Principles of Body Control Pilates