Pilates is an essential addition to any training programme. Whether you run,
cycle, gym or do group exercise and strong core is improtant to ensure correct
posture and protect your body from injury.
Joseph Pilates was a sickly child suffering from asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever, and he dedicated his entire life to improving his physical strength. Besides skiing frequently, he began studying body-building, yoga, "kung fu" (probably what is now known as qigong), and gymnastics. By the age of 14, he was fit enough to pose for anatomical charts. Pilates came to believe that the "modern" life-style, bad posture, and inefficient breathing lay at the roots of poor health. He ultimately devised a series of exercises and training-techniques and engineered all the equipment, specifications, and tuning required to teach his methods properly.
Dynamic Pilates is based on the classic mat exercises, with a dynamic flow to increase your heart rate and to help strengthen both your heart and your core. It is suitable for beginner and improvers with modification being given to suit all levels.