It is a body conditioning method that targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out. Pilates improves posture, increases flexibility, mobility and relieves unwanted stress and tension. It helps to reshape the body, which will become longer, leaner and more toned.

Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, from the first time exerciser to the elite athlete. It is especially beneficial to those people who suffer from back pain, as it helps re-balance the body and bring it into correct allignment.

The benefits of practising Pilates are significant to you fitness and wellbeing.

They include:

  • Improved posture
  • Relieve unwanted stress
  • Reduce tension
  • Less frequency of back pain
  • Improved fitness
  • More beneficial wellbeing
  • Better co-ordination
  • Greater body awareness
  • Improved physical and mental performance

Body Control Pilates® is remarkably effective – and medically-approved. It is of an holistic nature, being based upon a well-constructed philosophical foundation. Central to the Method is ‘awareness of your own body’ and each and every exercise is built around its eight basic principles:

  • Relaxation
  • Concentration
  • Co-ordination
  • Centring
  • Alignment
  • Breathing
  • Stamina
  • Flowing Movements

Body Control Pilates® works with the deep structure of your body, and can target specific problem areas and improve body awareness bringing together your mind and body – its suitable for all people regardless of your fitness level.

Body control Pilates® was the first training provider to be awarded the national standard for pilates instructors, which is endorsed by SkillsActive and maintained by the register of exercise professionals – www.exerciseregister.org for more details.