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

    • Reformer on the Mat

      Posted by Jules on February 20, 2024

        Reformer on the Mat is a challenging and physically demanding form of mat work. When transferring the reformer exercises on to the mat, effectively removing the support or resistance of the machine a whole new repertoire of exercises emerges. In some cases the exercises become more challenging because the body no longer has the […]

    • New Beginners Pilates Classes

      Posted by Jules on February 20, 2024

      New Beginners Pilates Course. Start date to be confirmed subject to numbers but it will held at Alderely Edge Community Primary School Saturday 11.30am – 12.30pm 4-week course, at the end of this course clients will be moved into existing group classes For further information and join the waiting list please email juleshardman.pilates@me.com     […]

    • Pilates for Rehabilitation

      Posted by Jules on January 18, 2024

      Nothing feels more debilitating than getting injured. At first, you can feel defeated due to the ‘inconvenience’ on your plans and lifestyle. On the flip side, it could be the start of a tremendous journey of re-discovery, new plans, and strength not yet experienced before.   What Causes Injuries? In general, there are two ways […]