Traditional Principles of Mat Pilates:
Focus on your entire body to ensure smooth movements. In Pilates, exercise technique and how exercises are performed are, in many respects, more important than the exercises themselves.
Every exercise in Pilates must be executed with control. Fundamentally it’s about you being in control of your body.
All movement in Pilates should begin from your centre, your ‘powerhouse’ and flow out to the limbs.
Exercises within Pilates are intended to flow into each other to help build strength and stamina, with the use of appropriate transitions and economy of movement.
With regular Pilates and expert instruction this precision will eventually become second nature and carry over into everyday life.
Coordinating breathing with movement is an important part of Pilates, and with instructor coaching reminding you when to breathe in and when to breathe out, this can be achieved.
Pilates is suitable for both men and women of all abilities and physical conditions looking to make some life improvements. Because of its low impact and effectiveness Pilates has fast become the foundation of many peoples physical conditioning including many celebrities, dancers and athletes.
When performed under proper instruction, we can help you embrace these key principles, changing your approach to exercise, improving your lifestyle, keeping you looking and feeling great inside and out.