What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise that offers a different way of thinking about your body.  It targets the deep postural muscles, which in today’s society are so underused. It works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing posture and bringing the body into correct alignment.

Pilates is especially recommended by healthcare specialists for people with back and neck problems. Pilates exercises help strengthen the muscles that support and stabilise the core of your body, which in turn will enable your body to work more efficiently with a reduced risk of causing injury to other structures of the body.  

Benefits of regular Pilates

  • Better posture
  • Fewer incidents of back and neck pain
  • Greater strength and muscle tone for more control and stability
  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased joint mobility
  • Lower stress levels
  • A flatter stomach and trimmer waist
  • More efficient respiratory and circulatory systems
  • Fewer headaches resulting from postural problems
  • Enhance current fitness program

How long will it take before I see improvements?

Most people will take about a month to master the basic Pilates exercises. Then exercises are made progressively more challenging, with more intense exercises being incorporated and adapted according to your ability. Pilates is all about enjoying long term wellbeing and a permanently enhanced level of physical health.  

‘’It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for your friends and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. Give it 12 weeks.  Don’t quit.’’ 

What are my options?

Different people want different things from their Pilates programme which is why we offer Pilates both in group classes and on a one-to-one basis. To enquire about bookings email sam@samhpilates.com come and we’ll be happy to help.