What is pilates?

There's more to pilates than developing "strong abs" or "core strength". Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, flexibility and posture. It was created by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s and incorporates elements of yoga, martial arts and Western forms of exercise.

Initially adopted by professional dancers in the US as an effective form of recovery after injury, pilates has steadily grown in popularity around the world, and includes celebrity fans such as Madonna and Jennifer Aniston.

If you're interested in giving it a try Andrea runs regular public scheduled pilates classes. See below for details:

Alternatively, if you have more specific fitness requirements such as recovery from injury or getting back into exercise and would like to try out Pilates in a Personal Training session, please contact Andrea to discuss further.