“Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or centre, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports correct posture, and teaches to move with ease and grace. There are an increasing number of studies which are showing the benefits of Pilates in the rehab population. It is useful for improving balance, lumbar stabilization and flexibility, lower back pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction.”
Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates, a physical-culturist from Mönchengladbach, Germany. During the first half of the 20th century, he developed a system of exercises which were intended to strengthen the human mind and body. Pilates believed that mental and physical health are interrelated.
Joseph Pilates has published two books related to his research and further literature has been written.
At Pilates Suite we have adopted the learnings of Joseph Pilates, our aim is to ensure that our customers get the full benefits of pilates and what is stands for. We will incorporate the six pilates principles during all sessions which will cover concentration, control, centering, flow, precision and breathing.
Here at Pilates Suite we have work in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, providing Pilates and other forms of exercise such as; active life and strength and endurance training in the community. We continue to & have also worked with companies and professionals such as Oaklands College, GB athletics team, QPR development centre and Hemel Hemstead FC showing that Pilates is becoming a big hit within various sports. Football player Enoch Showunmi is one of the few professionals we have worked on a one to one basis, completing a rehabilitation programme after he suffered serious injuries.