Pilates combines western and eastern ideas and traditions aimed at developing fitness, strength, posture, co-ordination, flexibility and body-mind balance. This wide-ranging approach works the whole body in a safe way through a series of mat exercises. Attention is given to alignment, correct breathing and integration of the core abdominal muscles into each movement.
Suitable for those who just want to improve their core stability and have a good workout - but can also often be beneficial for a variety of physical problems, such as back pain, a shoulder injury or reduced mobility. The exercises can be adapted to suit each individual.