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.


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.


    Pilates Blog

    • Pilates is a great way to stay fit this winter

      Posted by Jules on November 7, 2021

      During the bleak winter months, it’s easy to let outdoor activities slide. Therefore, you need a fun indoor way of exercising that will ultimately help you achieve your goals. But before you jump into Pilates exercises, you might want to take a moment to gain a little insight into what Pilates is (and isn’t), and […]

    • Pilates is a great way too get in shape this September

      Posted by Jules on September 1, 2021

      Following months of lockdown face-to-face Pilates classes are resuming. It’s been a long wait and many are eager to get back to group classes to meet up with friends and get back to activities. Still a little uncertain about returning to face-to-face classes? Then why not try an online Pilates class. I really enjoy teaching […]

    • Stay fit with Pilates anytime, anywhere!

      Posted by Jules on September 1, 2020

      Exercise is more than ever an important lifestyle factor to consider for supporting immune function and our emotional and mental health. Currently Pilates teachers in the UK are still facing lockdown restrictions for teaching group classes indoors due to social distancing measures. So rather than miss out why not join an online Pilates class? How […]