Our Pilates Classes

A mind-body exercise that provides daily conditioning, promotes whole body health, and develops mental awareness to optimize your personal performance.

Targeting deep postural muscles, Pilates exercises build strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into current alignment. It will improve your posture; produce a longer leaner and more toned physique, achieving the perfect balance between strength and flexibility. It is also a great way to relieve tension and stress!

Origin,1960s: named after German physical fitness specialist - Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), who devised the system.

Classic Pilates

 

Classical Pilates has many names including traditional Pilates, Romana Pilates, New York Pilates, authentic Pilates, real or true Pilates.

Classical Pilates aims to preserve the original teachings of Joseph and Clara Pilates and continues to perform them as described traditionally. The equipment used is built to the same specifications as those created by Joseph Pilates. Whilst it does vary a little depending on the exact school of training, classical Pilates is probably actually a lot less varied than many other types of Pilates owing to their common goal of continuing with the original work.

 

It is more prescriptive than other styles with exercises being performed in an unvarying order.

 

Mat Pilates

Mat Pilates is a series of exercises from within the Pilates Method designed specifically to be performed on a mat. Joseph Pilates, the founder of the Pilates Method (which he originally called Contrology), developed mat exercises that were quite like the work done on Pilates machines (the Reformer, the Cadillac, the Chair & the Barrel).

 

The idea behind this was to challenge your muscles in a variety of ways. The original Pilates workout included work on several pieces of apparatus - an isolated Pilates Mat work is a relatively new concept in the life of the method.