Pilates in Kintyre and Argyll
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"If, at the age of 30, you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If, at 60, you are supple and strong, then you are young." Joseph Pilates

What is Pilates?

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Joseph Pilates pioneered a way of moving that focuses on the correct alignment or posture of the body whilst performing exercises that focus on different parts of the Body. If practised regularly, Pilates will improve your physical strength, flexibility, balance and posture together with your body awareness.

Pilates is beneficial for anyone, regardless of age, gender or current level of fitness. You work at your own level and many exercises can be modified to reflect any physical challenges. It is particularly beneficial for those who want to improve their strength and stamina and for those suffering from muscular imbalances, back pain, injury through running or other sport together with easing joint & spinal pain. Pilates is safe and encourages movement of the spine and joints as they were designed to be move, the correct Muscles facilitate the movement.

We have taken the original classical Pilates exercises and broken them down into manageable movements building up to the Classical Repertoire. This allows you to work at the level that suits you and your body.

Joseph Pilates Fundamentals

  • The Breath
  • Centering
  • Concentration
  • Flowing Movement
  • Control
  • Precision

Throughout all of the movements we make, we are mindful of the fundamentals, in particular, we focus on Alignment (Precison), Breath and Centering.

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“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness” Joseph Pilates