What is Pilates?

Pilates exercises combine strengthening with relaxation. Reducing the load on your spine and joints by correcting muscular imbalances due to bad posture or misuse of muscles simultaneously alleviating tension.

Core strength is the foundation of Pilates - the core muscles being the deep, internal muscles of the pelvis, diaphragm, abdomen and back. When your core muscles are strong and functioning correctly, they work in tandem with the superficial muscles of the trunk to support your spine during movement.

As your core strength is developed, stability is achieved throughout your entire body. This is one of the ways Pilates helps people overcome back pain; because the body is stabilised correctly, pressure on the back is relieved; this allows for your body to move more freely and efficiently.

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