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Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates, a physical-culturist born in Germany in 1883. He developed a system of exercises during the first half of the 20th century, which were intended to strengthen the human mind and body. Joseph Pilates believed that mental and physical health are inter-related.

The method was originally confined to the few and normally practiced in a specialised studio, but with time this has changed and pilates can now be found in community centers, gyms and physiotherapy rooms


The original six principles were: concentration, control, center, flow, precision and breathing.


Pilates demands intense focus: "You have to concentrate on what you're doing all the time. And you must concentrate on your entire body. This is not easy, but in Pilates the way that exercises are done is more important than the exercises themselves.


"Contrology" was Joseph Pilate's preferred name for his method and it is based on the idea of muscle control. "Nothing about the Pilates Method is haphazard. The reason you need to concentrate so thoroughly is so you can be in control of every aspect of every moment".


In order to attain control of your body you must have a starting place: the center. The center is the focal point of the Pilates Method. Many Pilates teachers refer to the group of muscles in the center of the body • encompassing the abdomen, lower and upper back, hips, buttocks and inner thighs • the •powerhouse."

Flow or efficiency of movement:

Pilates aims for elegant sufficiency of movement, creating flow through the use of appropriate transitions. Once precision has been achieved, the exercises are intended to flow within and into each other in order to build strength and stamina.


Precision is essential to correct pilates: "concentrate on the correct movements each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits of their value". The focus is on doing one precise and perfect movement, rather than many halfhearted ones.


He saw considerable value in increasing the intake of oxygen and the circulation of this oxygenated blood to every part of the body. This he saw as cleansing and invigorating. Proper full inhalation and complete exhalation were key to this. "Pilates saw forced exhalation as the key to full inhalation." He advised people to squeeze out the lungs as you would wring a wet towel dry.


Times: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday:
6:00 Boot Camp (H.I.I.T)      Boot Camp (H.I.I.T)      
6:45 Pilates      Pilates     
7:30           Pilates 
8:00           Boot Camp (H.I.I.T) 
9:00           Pilates 
17:30 Boot Camp (H.I.I.T) Pilates  Boot Camp (H.I.I.T) Pilates     

Pilates Exercise Class Pilates Pilates Using Theraband Pilates
Pilates Advanced Mat Work Pilates Pilates Activating Inner Core Muscles Using Roller Pilates Mat Work Class

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