Pilates excercies will help build your core power and support the health and strength of your back.
Pilates is a non-impact workout that was created by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century. He developed this practice during the first World War as a therapeutic workout for rehabilitation of soldiers to regain physical and mental health.
Pilates offers a program that works and tones the whole body with a focus on strengthening the core and other key stabilising muscles. Pilates is open for everyone as there are always many options and modifications offered in class.
Pilates uses 6 principles to establish a healthy working body inside and out.
Pilates is practiced slowly and precisely giving opportunity to have a deeper mind-body awareness and connection. The better connection you establish the more benefits you gain from your practice.
Pilates is a core-strengthening and conditioning practice. By ensuring your core is strong you can also ensure adequate protection for the spine. This is your ‘powerhouse’.
Pilates teaches how to have control and resistance in movement, making it an exercise with low injury rates. In Pilates slow and steady wins the race. All movements are performed with precision, which help gain the maximum benefits.
Similar to yoga, Pilates has a big emphasis on the power of the breath. Through linking breath and movement correct muscle control and stability can be taught.
Correct alignment is essential and taught to prevent injury. Precise practice also leads to repetition and certain movements becoming second nature. Over time this means you can focus on creating balance through flowing form.
Each Pilates motion should be smooth and graceful. The breath alongside the sequence of movements creates a rythmn to flow seamlessly from one exercise to the next. This connection during your class creates a sense of flowing energy, letting your mind be absorbed and focused.
Pilates focuses mainly on the core which is believed to be the body’s 'powerhouse'. Because of this Pilates is a fantastic tool for not only fitness, but also therapy and rehabilitation. Strengthening the core has a major effect on the condition of the back, alleviating back pain and improving postural awareness.
You will feel an inner strength and heightened body awareness as you delve into your Pilates practice and will leave class feeling light, focused and strong.
This carefully structured class supports pregnant women and is aimed at keeping the body well toned and strong during pregnancy and will aid in postpartum recovery.
These classes will address lower back and pelvic pain and bring increased awareness and strength to the pelvic floor an important area that will assist in birth and beyond.
As pregnancy progresses, the spine is put under increasing stress and pilates will focus on strengthening the stabilising muscles of the spine bringing relief from back and hip pain.
Pilates will increase your connection and awareness of your body and baby at this important time and is the perfect addition and complement to your prenatal yoga practice.
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'I love my prenatal yoga class with Kate, I feel so connected with my growing bump during the classes.
With a focus on pelvic floor and leg strengthening exercises, I have felt strong throughout my pregnancy, and I feel well prepared for the birth of my baby girl and I feel the classes will help me through my postpartum recovery. Kate has created a nurturing environment that caters to all levels of fitness and all stages of pregnancy.'- Orana