Pilates Matwork

Pilates is an exercise technique developed over 80 years ago by Joseph Pilates. As a sickly child suffering rickets, asthma etc, Joseph Pilates was looking for a way to improve his health, He studied many movement forms including yoga gymnastics and weight training. From this he devised a way of moving, targeting the deep core muscles that stabilize the torso. Pilates stream lines the body, re balances it so we can move more efficiently and effectively. This improves posture and gives a longer, leaner stronger looking body. A body that is flexible yet strong.

I am trained through Body Control Pilates. It is remarkably effective - and medically-approved. It is of an holistic nature, being based upon a well-constructed philosophical foundation. Central to the Method is 'awareness of your own body' 

What Does It Involve

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By working on the deep architectural structure of the body, 'core stability' is achieved, and then maintained, through increasingly complex movement sequences. Specific problem-areas can be targeted by an exercise, but always in relation to the rest of one's body.
Your body awareness is heightened by bringing together mind and body - Body Control Pilates literally teaches you to be in control of your body, allowing you to handle stress more effectively and achieve relaxation more easily.

Types of Sessions

A Group class consists of no more than twelve people. This allows for the clients to have more attention to fully understand the method and therefore get quicker and better results more safely than those with larger numbers.

Clients may choose to have private sessions or small groups, to have greater attention

If Group classes are fully booked or aren't at an appropriate level, private or semi private sessions can be booked until client reaches the level required or a space becomes available.

Pilates is highly beneficial for all.

For the average person it helps maintain flexibility and strength to improve well being and health.

The precision and correction of movement patterns makes this invaluable for anyone with an injury.

The higher advanced movements are great for sports people wanting a challenging routine to improve performance, prevent injury or just for an effective workout.

The adaptability of Pilates makes it possible for any walk of life no matter what your age or ability to benefit. 

Who is it for?

© 2020 by Mark Parfitt Jones.