The Therapy Lounge

Pilates

Swimming moveThe Pilates method of exercising has become a popular form of exercise over the last decade, as it is effective, safe and enjoyable.

Pilates exercises are focused and controlled, aiming to strengthen and lengthen your muscles, whilst also working on joint mobility, flexibility and postural alignment. Practising Pilates will help keep you active and strong, protecting your body as you take part in the activities you enjoy and the daily stresses you may encounter.

During a Pilates class there is emphasis on strengthening and stabilising the “core” muscles which support the spine and draw in the abdomen, this, in combination with the movements, can offer great relief to back discomfort. Pilates is recommended by many health professionals.

Pilates is not just for those experiencing back discomfort, it holds benefits for everyone, just a few of those are listed here:

  • Increase strength and muscle tone
  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the abdominals and back muscles
  • Increases body awareness and co-ordination
  • Improves flexibility
  • Increases joint mobility
  • Reduces stress
  • Increases energy levels
  • Aids concentration

Our Pilates Instructor

Eva has always been passionate and committed to various forms of exercise and has actively practised Pilates for the last 10 years. Following the birth of her children she subsequently suffered a back complaint and was able to experience first-hand the benefits that Pilates can bring to such conditions. This experience and passion eventually led her to qualify as a professional Level 3 Pilates instructor. Eva is currently studying for her level 4 qualification.