After years of back pain I tried Pilates and never looked back.
Pilates was invented by Joseph Pilates. He was born in Germany in 1880. As a sickly child he turned to exercise and athletics to battle his ailments. In doing so he created an exercise system and apparatus, which later became known as Pilates.
It made me feel so good that I ended up training to be a teacher. I believe that nothing else makes me feel as good or as strong.
Pilates is no cure-all but it will give your body a chance to become stronger and more mobile. It is also a good cardio workout for all abilities, shapes and sizes. Posture and correct alignment are key to a healthy body, and Pilates can help you with this. If you enjoy sport it can enhance your performance and help you to avoid injury.
It creates strength without bulk and increases flexibility. It develops core strength, improves posture and increases awareness of the mind-and-body connection. My clients say it helps them to “escape” for an hour and enjoy mindful movement with the added bonus of feeling stronger, more upright and energised.