WHAT IS PILATES
Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. Joseph Pilates developed the Pilates Method in the early 20th century in Germany. Pilates has benefits for almost everybody, and can be tailored to suit individual dysfunctions or challenge and progress abilities. Pregnant women, rehabilitation needs, athletes, people who have not exercised for years and injured workers can all benefit from Pilates.
The vision Bodyfocus maintains, is to provide a comfortable, inviting studio, where people receive complete excellence in care and attention from our fully qualified Pilates Instructors. Our Osteopaths and Pilates Instructors are specifically trained in injury rehabilitation management and can design specific and safe exercise programs to aid in recovery and preventing recurrences. The individualised attention we offer all our clients is vital in achieving the correct technique and ensures your program can be continually revised and changed as you progress.
Pilates has a strong focus on developing core stability around the spine, the shoulder and pelvis. Pilates can be used in helping treat and, most importantly, prevent back pain, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, and hip and knee pain. It can also improve posture and muscle tone, provide greater flexibility and increase balance. The current ongoing research into abdominal stabilization for low back pain patients continues to substantiate the principles upon which the Pilates method is based. Pilates is also an essential component for competitive athletes and elite performers to both give them the edge in strength, speed, and endurance, as well as recovery and rehabilitation from injury.