Developed by Joseph Pilates, this form of exercise combines mental conditioning with physical training, working from the inside out.
In mat work classes particular attention is paid to strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles. This is the ultimate exercise for anyone who wants a toned, strong and aligned body.
Pilates is subtle, gentle on the body, not too strenuous. It is about movement and how to use muscles in a way that work for you, in harmony with the breath.
Pilates is beneficial to everyone regardless of age, or level of fitness. Benefits and full potential come with continued practice.
For information about Pilates please visit Pilates Foundation UK.