What is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise and movement designed to strengthen, lengthen and balance the body. Invented by Joseph Pilates in 1912, during WWI, (Contrology) as it was orginally called was used for injured and bed-ridden soldiers. Pilates added springs to hospital beds, teaching his patients to exercise against resistance, to help them get their bodies moving again. This is now known as the Reformer.  Matwork Pilates was used for homework. He then went lived in the USA and started teaching professional dancers, celebrities and other sports men and women. There are specific exercises and breathing patterns along with smooth flowing movements. It is for men and women, beginner to athlete. Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. Your entire body feels more evenly balanced and conditioned helping you to enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease and improved performance. Pilates is also challenging allowing a range from rehabilitation to advanced. Pilates can relieve chronic pain, and boost your mood. The benefits are endless. Classical matwork can be done anywhere and Kerry teaches at home, on the beach or overlooking the amazing views of (Looe Estuary) at the Millpool Centre. A perfect setting in any weather.

 

Leaner Muscles

More flexible

Stronger stomach and flatter abdominals

Improved balance

Improve sports performance

Prevent injuries

Improve circulation

Increased lung capacity

 

You will see on the Book a Class section that the classes have different levels based on your experience and fitness.

Level 1 is best for newbies and those recovering from injuries.

Level 2 is a good all round fitness class for those with a little experience.

Level 3 is a more fast paced challenging workout for those who are familiar with all the exercises and who participate in sports. (This class is great for runners, swimmers and cyclists).

 

Children and Pilates

Having watched both my children particapate in various sports, it only became apparent to me watching from the sidelines that anyone can benefit from Pilates, even children. Many children are very stiff and unflexible and Pilates could really help them perform better,  prevent injuries and give them more confidence. It would reallt help them in later life too. If only I had discovered Pilates younger I very much doubt I would have had so much treatment. Its never too early to start.

  • Do you run a sports club or work in a School, or are you are teacher? 
  • Do you want your students to improve their perfomance?
  • I can help...... Onsite training is available for adults and children.


If you cannot attend a class due to work commitments then maybe I can come to you.
Please contact me for further details.

 

"Physical fitness is the first requisite of Happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperitive to gain mastery of your body. If at 30 you are stiff and out of shape you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young "

Joseph Pilates

 

Learn and Practice

Joseph Pilates - Return to life book is a great way to learn and practice his unique method and was my first book. Available from Amazon and all good book stores.

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