Jules Hardman

What is Pilates?

Everything you need to know

Pilates is a body conditioning method that works in a different way to any other fitness technique.

Developed by Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), it targets deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out. By using a set of principles designed to improve the quality of movement, Pilates can help with prevention and recovery of a variety of sports injuries.

Pilates helps rectify muscle imbalance and flexibility. Pilates builds on the body's core stability and balance. The perfect balance between strength and flexibility.

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Who is it for?

Is pilates right for you?

Physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and doctors now recommend Pilates as one of the safest and most effective forms of exercise available.

The results you see from Pilates won’t just remain in the studio. You will learn to incorporate what you learn in your Pilates sessions into your daily lives – how you stand and walk, how you sit at the computer or drive a car, as well as more physical activities such as football, skiing, tennis, running, cycling, hiking, dancing or swimming. Pilates can work for everyone regardless of age or fitness level.

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    Pilates Blog

    • Pilates and Gardening

      Posted by Jules on April 12, 2019

      It’s that time of year again – when the weather begins to warm, and we set our clocks forward in anticipation of longer days outside and for many of us – get in the garden. Gardening is a great form of exercise and like any form of exercise gardeners should maintain an awareness of posture […]

    • Pilates For Happy Shoulders

      Posted by Jules on November 28, 2018

      Pilates is well known for helping a bad back, but did you know how helpful Pilates can be if you suffer from shoulder problems? Just like for back issues, we need to look at the whole body to see if we can identify the cause of shoulder pain, discomfort and dysfunction (if you’ve suffered a […]

    • NEW! Beginners Pilates Class – 6 week Course

      Posted by Jules on November 25, 2018

      Beginners Pilates Classes at Lindow Tennis Club, Cumber Lane, Wilmslow SK9 6EF Starts Tuesday 8th January 2019 Tuesday 12pm – 1pm 6 week course costs £60 Beginners classes are for those who are new to Pilates or who want a gentle class focusing on the basic principles, improving posture, flexibility and strength around the joints. […]