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What is Pilates?

The Pilates method of training is based on the original works of German born Joseph Pilates who designed a series of exercises that used both physical and mental techniques to condition the body.

His method of exercise was devised for actors, dancers and athletes. In the 1920s he used his studio in New York to run exercise programmes to help build strength, improve posture and increase flexibility.

In recent years Pilates has gone from being virtually unknown to becoming popular in studios, health clubs and private classes.

What is Modern Pilates?

Modern Pilates brings his work into the 2st Century by using all the latest research and knowledge we have about safe and effective exercise.

Developed by physiotherapists and fitness experts, Modern Pilates classes aim to re-balance the body by improving posture, muscle tone, flexibility and core stability.

The slow and controlled approach to exercise that Modern Pilates adopts can also help to relieve stress and tension, help with back problems, assist in injury rehabilitation and improve body awareness.

Who is Modern Pilates suitable for?

Modern Pilates is suitable for all ages and abilities and is particularly recommended for the
following :-

Back and neck problems
Poor abdominal tone
Recovery from musculo-skeletal injury
Pelvic floor problems
Poor posture
ME (myalgic encephalisis)
MS (multiple sclerosis)
Following childbirth
Modern Pilates classes are ideal for the first time exerciser, clients returning to exercise after injury or childbirth and for those who live a busy and stressful lifestyle.

Where can I find out more about Pilates?

We would recommend you discuss your Pilates requirements with Janet Butler who is an Advanced Pilates Instructor, having completed an extensive training taught by physiotherapists.

We have worked closely with Janet since 1993 firstly as a fitness instructor and more recently as an Advanced Pilates Instructor. We have found Pilates to be of great benefit to all our patients particularly those recovering from neck and back pain helping them to regains their optimum flexibility and postural control.

Janet has suffered from back pain herself following years of teaching high impact exercise and knows firsthand of the considerable benefit of the Modern Pilates method of exercise.

Modern Pilates Educating Minds to Strengthen Bodies

Why not give Janet a call on 01524 833154 or 07968 372 039
or check out her website
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