Pilates Matwork and Pilates Clinical Rehabilitation

Pilates, the ultimate choice of exercise for core conditioning


Centering (the powerhouse) Control, Flow, Breath, Precision, and Concentration

Pilates is a form of mat based exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1940’s which emphasis on a balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, body awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.

Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in the UK at this present time and growing in popularity each year.

5At some point in most people’s lives they would have heard of Pilates either directly or indirectly and contemplated joining in a local class or at the health club. Once hooked it’s the kind of exercise that is non-stop challenging and continuous exercise for life, not just a five minute wonder as most derivative forms of exercise that come in and out of.

Indeed, one of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works so well for a wide range of people, young and old, sportsman, athletes and people recovering from injuries benefit from a ‘clinical modification’ of the Pilates.

The top benefits doing of Pilates exercise that people report are that they become stronger, longer, leaner, have more energy and able to perform tasks of daily living relatively easy and INJURY FREE

Pilates is a unique method of exercise.

6Core strength and torso stability, along with the six Pilates principles, set the Pilates method apart from many other types of exercise.

Weight training for instance has its place in building muscle but often at a heavy price (ie, potential injury) whereas Pilates although challenging when performed correctly through the normal adaptation to exercise produces beautiful ‘shape, leanness and an extremely supportive ‘core; corset for ultimate protection to the most precious of bones of the human body, the vertebral column.

1Every single cell in the body receives a nerve supply instructing movement (motor nerve) and receives a nerve supply from the cells to the spine (sensory or visceral nerve) providing vital information regards external stimulus, body position sense and PAIN. Ultimately those who really succeed at their sport learn to use their core muscles, but in Pilates this integrative approach is learned from the beginning.

Joseph Pilates, founder of the Pilates method of exercise, said: “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” Getting the most out of life should be reason enough to try Pilates.