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

    • Why Pilates is so valuable throughout the menopause

      Posted by Jules on February 20, 2022

      Improving your health during the menopause is essential. Exercise is the perfect way to improve your physical and emotional wellbeing but as your body experiences the changes that come with menopause you may be unsure what is safe and effective for you. Here are some tips to help you achieve your goals and why Pilates […]

    • New Beginners 6-week Pilates course

      Posted by Jules on January 25, 2022

      New Beginners 6-week Pilates course Chorley Village Hall, Knutsford Road Alderley Edge. Monday 12.30pm – 1.30pm Class size is limited to ensure close supervision and also to follow Covid guidelines. Beginners classes are always very popular and this will be my only Beginners course in 2022. (at the end of the 6-weeks this class will […]

    • Have you ever wondered what sets a Body Control Pilates Teacher apart from all the other Pilates instructors?

      Posted by Jules on January 23, 2022

      Body Control Pilates is one of the world’s most recognised and respected Pilates organisations, We have been training teachers since 1996 and are known for pioneering the development of group matwork Pilates in the UK and beyond. This course is part of our unrivalled offering of more than 40 different courses for Pilates teachers. Our […]