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Pilates is a complete body conditioning system of exercises that challenge you both physically and mentally; it offers everyone - from sufferers of chronic back pain or people with specific problems like bad knees or osteoporosis right through to highly trained athletes - a highly flexible method of improving core strength, stability and tone.
Developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, it is a fusion of several different disciplines, including yoga, martial arts, dance, gymnastics and boxing.
Pilates works in a different way from other fitness techniques - by focusing on the deep postural muscles of the body, using an inside-out approach to the way the exercises are carried out. Its aim is to rebalance the body and restore it to the correct alignment, reshaping and toning your body.
The Pilates machines are designed to provide a strong challenge for your postural muscles, identify and correct muscle imbalances, and provide exercises to increase your range of movement.
Pilates exercises are performed in a precise, gentle way, so they are now endorsed by many medical specialists, including physiotherapists, osteopaths, GPs and surgeons.
Our approach to Pilates is perfect for those with postural difficulties, but is equally suited to athletes wanting to balance their bodies and improve internal strength without causing injury.