Pilates is fantastic! It is calm and focused, precise and controlled, impact free, easily modified for all levels and it just feels good. Based on the work by a German man, Joseph Pilates, who had his first studio in New York City in the early 1920's, the Pilates Method of training has evolved and can benefit everyone, from all walks of life in so many ways. When practiced regularly, Pilates improves flexibility, builds tremendous strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. With focus on breath, Pilates will help to reduce stress and relieve tension, and will boost energy through deep and controlled stretching. Emphasis is placed on the neutral or natural alignment of the spine throughout all of the exercises and stretches, therefore Pilates is great for anyone suffering from back pain. As awareness of our 'ideal' alignment slowly sinks in, better posture helps to alleviate back discomfort. Improved range of movement for every joint in the body and improved co-ordination through repeated movement patterns, allows us to move more gracefully and efficiently and simply makes us look and feel amazing! Small group classes and Private Equipment sessions available 6 days a week - see schedule for class times and levels.