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.
Why Body Control Pilates?
Its great for rehabilitation - The Body Control Pilates method takes the Pilates principles and breaks them down further focusing on mindful and controlled spinal movements.
Its teacher training course is the most comprehensive of its kind both in the UK and internationally.
Body Control sets the international benchmark for offering extremely high quality safe and effective Pilates classes.
Instructors must adhere to a code of practice; continuing their education, knowledge and skills in order to remain a member of the Body Control Pilates Association.
You continue to reap the benefits by always receiving up-to-date techniques, classes and care as instructors have to retrain every year.
Back4Good specialised classes in the treatment and prevention of lower back pain are only open to Body Control Pilates instructors.
Body Control is leading the way to a new Level 4 Pilates qualification.