What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of exercise created by Joseph Hubertus Pilates in the 1920’s. A full body programme with a mind/ body emphasis. Focus is placed on controlled movements performed in a fluid and balanced way to improve strength, mobility, flexibility, and coordination when practiced regularly.

What is the key difference between Pilates and other forms of exercise.

The main difference when practicing Pilates is, that although there are several interpretations of the technique since it was first created most Pilates classes are performed in a way that allows practitioners to perform the exercises with a mindful approach. Many teachers do not use music or work to the beat of the music to allow participants to focus on the quality of their movements.