Fitness Pilates is a training option that focuses on the body as a human kinetic chain. By applying the fundamental Pilates technique and exercises Fitness Pilates aims to offset musculoskeletal imbalances.
The aim of Fitness Pilates is to identify basic postural imbalances and through Pilates based exercises:
Increase muscular balance and strength
Facilitate the ability to optimally function occupationally and recreationally
Improve Core and Back Strength
The Pilates technique focuses on strengthening the centre by relearning the mind and body to recruit core muscles. Basic Pilates involves finding and maintaining the neutral position during standing, prone and supine positions.
Contraction of the TA and pelvic floor
Maintaining stabilization of the core muscles whilst being challenged by movement of the limbs
Increased flexibility and strength of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine
Where does Fitness Pilates fit in with other Pilates programmes?
Fitness Pilates is a group exercise programme designed to enhance the posture, strength, balance and stability of a healthy adult. Fitness Pilates is based upon the teachings of Joseph Pilates and effective exercise prescription. It is not remedial, clinical or diagnostic in its approach but has its base firmly in group fitness.
Is Fitness Pilates suitable for everyone?
Fitness Pilates is a group exercise programme and is not designed for people who have been diagnosed back problem and who are currently having treatment with a Physiotherapist or Doctor or anyone who is pregnant. This exercise course is designed to enhance your overall fitness levels and should not replace your current aerobic based classes.