About Pilates

What is Pilates?

In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, in 30 you will have a whole new body.Joseph Pilates

Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. It’s a way of learning how your body works that gives you the tools to improve your own posture, appearance and physical wellbeing. The message is ‘Quality, not Quantity’. The exercise method evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. It can benefit everyone regardless of their age or fitness level. By helping to correct muscle imbalances the body is realigned and can move more efficiently and effectively. The method is proving popular not only for those who simply want to get fit or de-stress but for people with back pain, specific injuries or medical problems, top athletes and sports professionals.

Pilates has gained increasing support and recognition from the medical profession, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors.

About Joseph Pilates​

Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit. Joseph Pilates

​Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born on December 9, 1883 in Mönchengladbach (near Düsseldorf), Germany. As a boy he suffered severe attacks of asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever which left him with a stunted bone structure and twisted limbs. Rather than accept the limitations of his body, he decided to overcome them, and he worked systematically and tirelessly to create a system of exercises that would correct his disabilities. These formed the basis of his renowned matwork exercises, which he called ‘The Art of Contrology’.

His unique series of vigorous physical exercises help to correct muscular imbalances and improve posture, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility, as well as to increase breathing capacity and organ function. During his time in a concentration camp during the War, he also invented a variety of machines, based on spring-resistance, that could be used to perform these exercises.

The Photos show Joseph Pilates at age 57 and 82!