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Pilates - what is it?

Pilates exercises are simple yet precise flowing movements that focus on core strength.  With regular practice you will soon feel and see a leaner, strengthened physique, more shapely limbs and a sense of wonderful wellbeing and vitality. 

Pilates helps relieve tightness and weakness of the lower and upper back muscles and loosens the spine, hips and shoulders.  With regular practice, your body will move with maximum efficiency and minimum effort.
Pilates is a much more recent invention than Yoga, developed by Joseph H Pilates in the 1930's and 40's and taught by him in his New York Studio up the late 1960's.

Many of JH Pilates’ students were dancers needing rehabilitation from their injuries.  Since the 1990’s, Pilates has been embraced by the fitness industry and has moved from individual teaching to group sessions and Pilates principles are widely incorporated into physical training.

Each movement in Pilates evolves from the abdominal core, recruiting the deep torso muscles, in turn strengthening and toning them.  The result is support for the lower back, flexibility of the spine and tone of the torso. 
 
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Pilates Benefits
10 reasons to practice Pilates
  • A strong core
  • Healthy spine
  • Long lean muscles
  • Reduced tension 
  • Zest and ease in daily life
  • improved posture
  • improved flexibility
  • increased strength and tone of core muscles
  • relaxation of shoulders, neck and upper back
  • increased body awareness
Timetable
Yogalates
  
Mon 11am-12 is Yogalates.

Yogalates combines elements of both Yoga and Pilates.​
Develop your core strength and stabilisation through pilates poses, and improve your flexibility, muscular strength, posture and alignment through yoga poses, breathing and relaxation.
Especially suitable if you are experienced in either yoga or pilates and are interested in giving the other one a try. 
​Beginners welcome.