If you are unfamiliar about Pilates, The Pilates Method is an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates and it strengthens the deep abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles (our core), increases flexibility and improves overall health. While performing pilates exercises you target the transversus abdominus muscle - the deepest layer of the stomach muscles and one that seldom gets used in exercise classes and day to day activities. Pilates works from the inside out, it will concentrate on the deep core muscles of the body to create a girdle of strength and support for a supple and graceful body. This core affects your entire body.
You will be more stable when standing, walking and sitting. It also provides mobility and strength to areas such as the shoulder girdle, hips, knees, ankles and feet. It improves flexibility, muscular strength, alignment, coordination and control, while also releasing stress and tension through the integration of breath. It uses a series of controlled and systematic movements coupled with focused breathing to engage both the body and the mind. Pilates is a safe and effective form of exercise, which can be beneficial to just about everyone, regardless of their age and level of fitness.
"Soul Pilates is focused on each individual and has brought my fitness, strength and flexibility to another level. This personalised yet challenging approach has ensured great results for me." - Sinead