What is Pilates?

Pilates is a unique and increasingly popular form of exercise for mind and body. It targets your deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out, rebalancing your body and bringing it into correct alignment.

If you have experienced the pumping rhythm of an aerobics class, you will be astonished by the gentleness of Pilates. The exercises are deceptively simple, even minimal, and so effective that you needn't perform more than ten repetitions of each during a session. Pilates is a more precise form of exercise, where the message is 'Quality, not Quantity'.

Class sizes are kept small, allowing for individual attention and any exercise that is unsuitable for you can be adapted or an alternative given.

Pilates should never be painful. An exercise may be hard work to perform, but it should never hurt and you should never feel you are straining in any way.

Caution: Pilates is not intended as a replacement for medical care. If in doubt please consult your GP or other health professional before starting any new exercise regime. A doctor should be consulted on all matters relating to health and any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.