Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. It is particularly beneficial for back pain sufferers and posture related conditions. Pilates exercises are done on a mat or using special equipment, depending on your needs.
Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method, which he called "contrology" – for several decades.
Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. The apparatus can be used to provide support for beginners and people with certain medical conditions, as well as resistance for people looking to challenge their body.
As well as our popular Pilates Classes, our instructor Tina from Tre Pilates is able to work on a 1-1 basis with clients, which can work well alongside physiotherapy to strengthen core muscles - it is worth asking your physiotherapist if you would benefit from this.
Pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For athletes Pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.
Our fantastic teacher Tina Lloyd will work with you to achieve your goals, with the added benefit of having our physiotherapists input.