The great thing about Pilates is that almost anyone can do it!

Pilates can improve posture, balance, and strength. Pilates can be used in injury prevention and rehabilitation. It works the body in all planes and ranges of motions, while increasing flexibility, developing core strength and promoting full body wellness

Each individual is different and you should always consult your doctor before starting any exercise programme.

Q. Is Pilates only for Women

A. The stigma that Pilates is only for women is constantly being diminished as more and more men are beginning to experience the benefits of Pilates. Pilates trains the body as a whole and will not over-develop specific muscles. It promotes strength, and balanced muscle movement. Pilates develops long lean muscles and core strength by using resistance and assistance training.

Q. Is Pilates only for the Young and Strong

A. Pilates gives the individual the ability to have strength, balance, and flexibility, this allows the body to move through daily life with grace and ease. Each person will have their own capabilities and the best part about Pilates exercises is that they can be modified for various body types, physical conditions, and individual needs. A 70-year old woman can benefit from Pilates by improving muscle imbalances, posture, coordination, and balance while also preventing injury and creating a feeling of improved well-being.

Q. Can you do Pilates following an injury

A. Pilates was originally designed as rehabilitation for dancers. Pilates has been known to speed up the recovery and healing process of an injury or surgery without causing further harm. Relearning efficient movement patterns help to decrease stress on joints. Pilates teaches body control, helps achieve full body awareness, improves muscle imbalances, and improves mental and physical well-being. Pilates can benefit anyone who has had back surgery or joint replacement surgery, chronic neck and back pain, multiple sclerosis, depression, stroke, and even Parkinson’s disease. Pilates is even safe for most pregnant women and is a perfect postnatal regime.