What Is Pilates?
Pilates, originally known as "Contrology", is a low impact form of exercise and movement that concentrates on strengthening and lengthening the muscles, primarily centred around the core muscles.
Similar to Yoga, Pilates aids in the improvement of posture, stability, strength and flexibility, as well as the mind-body connection.
With a reduced risk of injury, pilates is a fantastic form of activity for people of all ages and abilities, and is often used for recovery or rehabilitation following injury.
Creator, Joseph Pilates created the method of movement to help rehabilitate injured dancers and soldiers during World War One, and later migrated to New York in the 1920's, where he opened his own studio for dancers.
Many physiotherapists and GP's now recommend Pilates as a way of managing chronic back pain and other injuries.
So, is Pilates for you?