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

    • 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 […]

    • Pilates anytime, anywhere!

      Posted by Jules on July 1, 2020

      The Pandemic has brought all manner of uncertainty and worry. Stay safe, stay at home campaigns has helped protect against infection, but the side effects are considerable. Isolation, lack of contact with the outside world, lack of exercise, and that all-important mental stimulation. This is why, now more than ever exercise is an important lifestyle factor […]

    • Pilates for Horse Riders

      Posted by Jules on February 9, 2020

      To ride effortlessly requires strength, balance and control. To control your horses’ movement you need the ability to move your body correctly and effectively from your pelvis. You also need suppleness to move with your horses’ movement. So many riders spend countless hours schooling their horses and fixing their imbalances, but don’t look at themselves. […]