In West Norwood & Dulwich
Often described as 'intelligent exercise', Pilates is a highly effective movement class that will will sculpt, tone and define your body, while also improving your strength, balance and mind body connection.
The focus in this beginners level Pilates class is on improving your core strength, muscle strength, breathing and mobility to create a body that you understand, can use effectively and is balanced. This is accomplished by understanding how the human body works and moves. When movement becomes altered through muscle weakness or injury, faulty movement patterns occur which over time will lead to poor alignment and pain. Pilates will look for those poor movement patterns and seek to change them, thereby healing dysfunction and pain, and then continuing to build good balanced strength and mobility. The results are often profound.
This unique exercise system has obvious benefits for those with back pain, existing injuries and injury prevention, older adults, those with postural requirements such as pregnant and postnatal Mums as well as experienced athletes and exercisers who want to maintain a strong balanced body.
The Pilates classes are mat work based using small pieces of equipment such as bands and soft balls. Movements are highly focused and precise. Each class will include the 8 principles of Pilates (Concentration, Relaxation, Alignment, Breathing, Core Strength, Coordination, Flowing movement, Stamina) and the number of participants is limited to allow as much individual attention as possible.