I had known about Pilates for a few years but only had a vague notion of what it was all about, when I started attending a Stott Pilates class and soon realised that there was much more to it than just sitting straighter and standing taller. I began to understand the connection between the moves I was being taught and the strengthening of the core muscles which gave support to my back. I was surprised that even after just a few weeks, I could feel how the different muscle groups were working during the moves and could sense them becoming stronger.
Over ten years later and I can say that since taking up Pilates I haven’t had any further issues with my back problem, other than the occasional niggle. And I don’t believe that’s just coincidence. I believe that regular Pilates sessions have not only improved my core strength and posture but have also increased my knowledge and understanding of my own anatomy which has given me the tools to try and protect my body from injury when performing simple day-to-day tasks such as lifting, carrying and moving even the most innocuous of objects.
I also believe that Pilates can be a great ally to other forms of exercise, as the core is so integral to most physical pursuits.
Mike, Coventry - UK
Pilates has been of benefit to me on many levels. It has given me the core strength to achieve more in my day to day activities and to do so in a safe way. My posture has definitely improved, making me feel better and giving me more confidence.There is the ongoing challenge of working towards the next level of a move and a wonderful sense of achievement when I master it. Also it’s an hour a week of calm, a time for me, when my only focus is on breathing and moving my body
The list of benefits goes on - too many to mention here! I would highly recommend Pilates to everyone.
Lisa, Rugby - UK
"My goal is for everyone to benefit from Pilates.
The basic levels will enable you to relax the mind and body, build muscle strength and correct posture.
The advanced levels will challenge the mind and body to become strong, flexible, toned and tension free.
In over Twenty years of working in the health and fitness industry, I have seen many people transform their lives through Pilates and rehabilitation .
My passion is to guide you through your Pilates journey, wherever you start from, making Pilates your passion too."