What is Pilates?

Pilates focuses mainly on the core postural muscles of the body. These postural muscles keep the body balanced and they are essential for supporting the spine. Pilates exercises teach correct breathing and spine alignment to strengthen your core muscles which will help alleviate or even prevent back pain. Pilates is used to increase strength and flexibility of the body without building any muscle mass. Because there are a vast range of different exercises, Pilates is suited for the absolute beginner as well as the fit and agile athlete!

At Pure Pilates we have helped golfers swing better because of their increased core strength, alleviated severe back pain, reduced sciatica problems and helped people touch their toes! If you think you are interested in giving one of our courses a go click here to find out when our next course starts.

Good Reasons to Practice Pilates

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    Pilates is not just for athletes, pop stars and super models! Pilates is for everyone: young or old, male or female, healthy or sick. Pilates can always be adapted to your individual needs, whatever your circumstances.

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    Even if you are facing many challenges in life, it is easy to start doing Pilates and you will experience instant benefits, such as stress-relief. Furthermore, once you begin to practice regularly, Pilates will help you to live your life with renewed positivity and enthusiasm.

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    Pilates is safe. Where other forms of exercise might put a strain on your heart, muscles and joints, Pilates, practiced properly (with awareness to your physical limitations), is a completely harmless form of exercise.

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    Pilates needs no special equipment. While there are a few props that might make your practice more comfortable, the only thing you need in order to do Pilates is you.

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    Pilates both tones the respiratory system and helps you to breathe more fully, deeply and easily (thus increasing your oxygen intake), which in turn, will improve your physical and mental well-being.

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"Because Pilates is considered a Mind/Body exercise there is a common misunderstanding that this exercise discipline is easy and does not require a well-trained instructor. This could not be further from the truth."

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