About Pilates

About Pilates

“Contrology (pilates) is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play and in the way you work.”

Joseph Pilates

Pilates is a series of exercises which are either performed on a mat or on specialist equipment.  The exercises are designed to strengthen and streamline your body with an emphasis on core stability.

Body Control Pilates is remarkably effective – and medically-approved. It is of an holistic nature, being based upon a well-constructed philosophical foundation. Central to the Method is ‘awareness of your own body’ and each and every exercise is built around its eight basic principles:

  • Relaxation
  • Co-ordination
  • Alignment
  • Stamina
  • Concentration
  • Centring
  • Breathing
  • Flowing Movements

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improved posture and alignment

  • Strengthens and tones muscles

  • Mindful Movement and stress relief

  • Improved balance and co-ordination

  • Helps to prevent injury

  • Increased flexibility and joint mobility