There are a variety of health and wellness benefits from participating in regular Pilates
The best thing about Pilates is that it is a safe form of exercise that can be tailored to a person of any age and of varying fitness, strength and flexibility. It aims to restore balance between the larger powerful muscle groups and the smaller, core muscles as well as correct any imbalance of the muscles between the front and back of the body and on either side of the spine. This will not only create a more aesthetically pleasing body but improve your overall function too. Bonus!
- Reduction in pain
- Increase in mobility and flexibility
- Improved core stability and control with movement
- Correction of poor body biomechanics to reduce risk of injury
- Improved overall body tone, especially in the stomach muscles
- Improve posture
- Stress management through breath control
- Improved balance and coordination
- Increase in pelvic floor strength to improve or prevent incontinence
- Safe and low impact form of exercise
- Increases body awareness
Who is Pilates suitable for?
Pilates caters for everyone! Exercises range from beginner to advanced and can be modified depending on what your goal is. It is beneficial for someone who is rehabilitating an acute injury, managing chronic pain, improving a sports specific activity and even those who want to generally improve their flexibility and strength.
Louise Murtagh BSc (Physio) is one of our physiotherapists with extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of headaches, neck and back pain and workplace related ailments. She extensive knowledge in the field of Ergonomics and workplace health and is a senior Pilates instructor.
Are you interested in booking in for a screening assessment to join our Reformer or Mat Pilates classes?