What is Pilates?
Pilates is a mind-body technique where focus is placed on the bodies “core” muscles in an effort to improve flexibility, build strength and develop control. Exercises are practiced with precision and with an emphasis on quality over quantity.
What are the benefits?
The Pilates technique has been used by dancers and professional athletes for many years but is now becoming a popular method for overall well being.
Some immediate benefits of Pilates include
- Improved posture
- Improvement to muscle elasticity and joint mobility
- Better body awareness and muscle efficiency
- Core strength leading to a stronger and more stable trunk
- Reduced risk of injury
Clients with asthma, reduced mobility or back pain brought about by poor posture, benefit greatly and relatively quickly from Pilates.
Future risk of injury is greatly reduced when practicing Pilates because of the overall improvements in core strength, flexibility and body awareness.
Pre & Post natal Pilates
Back pain during pregnancy is very common due to the changes within the body. Pilates can help to improve your posture throughout pregnancy by incorporating exercises to support your back and pelvis. Emphasis is placed on pelvic floor muscles to help prepare for birth and to promote a quick recovery. Pilates is a safe and effective way to exercise and can be practiced throughout your pregnancy and within days afterwards.
Kylie is able to offer pre and post-natal Pilates, please enquire for full information.
Kylie is happy to offer private pilates sessions in the comfort of her very own studio. A tailored programme will be created suitable for your needs and goals and will be monitored to incorporate progressions and modifications where necessary.