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Pilates

Pilates is a series of techniques designed to improve muscular flexibility, strength and develop a strong core. The mat – based exercises will promote better posture, body alignment and mental wellbeing.  There is emphasis on breathing, stabilisation and there are modifications for specialist conditions. Pilates will strengthen your body through a range of controlled continuous flowing movements.

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Benefits of Pilates

Physical and physiological benefits

  • Strengthens and tones the core muscles
  • Increases muscles definition throughout the body
  • Improves flexibility
  • Strengthens the joints and contributes to better bone health
  • Supports the function of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • Increases capacity and strength of the lungs
  • Massages and encourages fresh oxygenated blood to the internal organs
  • Balances the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems
  • Aids better quality and more restful sleep
  • Supports digestive health

Helps maintain and improve mental and emotional health

  • Reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety
  • Helps to build resilience to the effects of stress and anxiety
  • Improves cognitive function, boosts memory and sharpens concentration
  • Increases overall body awareness
  • Increases the neurotransmitter dopamine, which lifts the mood and helps you feel happier
  • Improves your relationship with yourself, which in turn helps with improving your relationships with other people