Pilates Principles what you need to know

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What is Pilates?

Whether you have a niggling backache or maybe a few pelvic floor issues?

Pilates will help relieve backache whether you are a top performing athlete – and of course, there are a lot of us out there! – or a normal mum with a couple of kids and a few thousand jobs to do.

You can benefit from Pilates today it will help improve your everyday movement or improving your sports performance.

Pilates focuses and works on your core control. Your core is where all movement comes from. Joseph Pilates referred to the core as your ‘powerhouse’.

Whether you are lifting your arm for a golf swing or picking up a bag of spuds, all movement derives from this strong area. Keeping this area strong is essential for your health and wellbeing.

Pilates is often referred to as the ‘thinking persons’ exercise.

You will benefit from increased body awareness because you have to engage with your body to locate the correct muscles, your skilled Pilates teacher will help you to do this in a wonderfully relaxed and calm environment.

Think of your inner ‘powerhouse’ strength like a can – the cylindrical shape of a can.

You have your deep abdominals called Transversus abdominus wrapping around the front of your body tapering into your back fascia, your pelvic floor is the base of the cylinder and your diaphragm is the top. This explains why breathing is so important in Pilates, it aids your muscular contraction when working through the Pilates moves.

Pilates moves are slow, flowing and smooth, with emphasis on control and concentration.

You will leave a Pilates session feeling strong to the core and ‘blissed out’ as one client exclaimed. You are concentrating on your body and how it is moving so precisely that your everyday worries are forgotten, like a gentle meditation.

Pilates is a journey together – yours and mine.

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Find out what other clients have to say…

Pilates is a really beneficial exercise for people suffering from any form of back pain, want to improve their athletic performance or purely help prevent problems/injuries in the future. A strong core is so important to all of us. Adele has a wealth of experience and comes highly recommended as a Pilates teacher, accommodating individual needs.

Jane Newman www.peakphysio.com 24th November 2016

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