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 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. […]

    • Want to take your Pilates workout to the next level? Here’s an idea…

      Posted by Jules on January 25, 2020

      “What’s the difference between HIP Pilates and our usual Pilates classes?”- This is something I’ve been asked recently since adding this new session to my timetable.   HIP stands for High Intensity Power The aim of the class is to get off the mat and reintroduce ourselves to the ‘global’ muscles of the body. This […]