Pilates with Lucy - About Pilates

"The pilates method of body conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit" Joseph H Pilates

Pilates - The Facts

People What is Pilates?
Modified Pilates is a form of dynamic stabilisation retraining that reconditions the body from the central core to prevent the recurrence of and treat lower back pain.

Who benefits from Pilates?
Pilates suits all ages and fitness levels and is particularly beneficially for those with back pain, poor postures, neurological conditions, mental health conditions, sports injuries, arthritis, stress related illness and before and after pregnancy.

What is the history of Pilates?
Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1880, as a child he suffered from rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. He then spent the rest of his life fighting to become physically immune to his childhood illnesses. This included becoming excellent at skiing, diving and gymnastics, working as a boxer, circus performer and trained detective in self defence and initially commencing a hospital exercise program for patients during WWI. He then moved to the states where he opened his first studio with his wife in New York that attracted the elite and rich. His principles hugely influenced the New York City Ballet and have been modified and developed over the last few decades in line with current evidence and research.

Joseph Pilates What are the benefits from Pilates?
  • Better quality of movement
  • Improved Posture; a longer more streamlined body
  • Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and back injuries
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved sense of joint and body awareness
  • Greater strength and muscle tone
  • Improved stamina and co-ordination
  • Reduced stress levels
  • More efficient respiratory and circulatory systems

  • Why learn Pilates from an instructor that is certified from the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilate's Institute?
    APPI is established as a world leader in Pilates, training professionals throughout the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, USA and South America. It was established in 1991 by Physiotherapists in rehabilitation. It breaks down the traditional Pilates repertoire to ensure gradual progression and is based on scientific evidence and research.