What is Pilates fitness and how does Pilates help your body? Pilates is a method of body conditioning which shapes the body and mind, leaving you refreshed, energised and engaged. The Pilates method is comprehensive and adaptable, suiting the novice to the athlete. It is an ideal form of conditioning for those with acute injury right through to those with long term fitness and performance goals.
Imbalances in muscle strength and length, and incorrect movement patterns can lead to discomfort, pain and injury and disconnection from our bodies. Pilates works to redress these muscular imbalances and reduce stress on muscles and joints, thus relieving many general aches and pains. Pilates is also a powerful means to improve energy flow and force transfer through the body, enhancing performance and physical capacity. This in turn, helps us tap into the inherent wisdom of our body, bridging the gap between body, mind and soul, and promoting better self-awareness.