Welcome to Stubbington Natural Health Clinic, from the Director, Caroline Herbert |
What is Pilates?
Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and is particularly recommended for those who suffer from chronic back pain, sports injuries, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, women’s health problems, repetitive strain injury, stress related illnesses and M.E.
Pilates is a unique method of resistance control exercises designed to strengthen and stretch muscles, open up the joints and release tensions.
By bringing together body and mind, Pilates literally teaches you to be in control of your body, and allows the muscles you work to become muscles that work for you in everyday activities.
Possible Benefits of Pilates
Who is Pilates for?
- Improved core strength
- Improved posture
- Positive body awareness
- Improved co-ordination
- Improved bone density
- Improved joint health
- Improved flexibility
- Improved circulation
- Reduced stress levels
Pilates is for every one of all ages, physical abilities and fitness levels. Pilates classes are recommended for people in good health, with no health concerns; this includes less active people as well as athletes and body builders. People who have health concerns often find Pilates very helpful, but are recommended to contact our instructor in advance, as they will require individualized attention or private Pilates sessions.
The Original Pilates Method
The Pilates Method is not a new age phenomenon at all; in fact, it has been around for over 75 years. Its founder Joseph Pilates, born in 1880 in Germany, grew up plagued by rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. Determined to overcome his various afflictions he studied many exercise beliefs dating back to the Greeks and Romans. He gained enough strength to become an accomplished skin diver, skier and gymnast.
Joseph Pilates observed that when there was a weak or misaligned area in the body a person tended to over compensate or over develop another area. Therefore it was critical, not only to correct the misalignment, but also to re-educate the body so that injuries did not repeat themselves.
One to One Pilates Sessions
When you first come for a Pilates One to One session you will be booked in for a full one-hour session in order that your Pilates Instructor may discuss your requirements.
You will need to wear some comfortable clothing (e.g. trousers with elasticated waist and t-shirt or something similar). You do not need trainers – the exercises/movements will be performed in bare feet (socks if preferred).
Following sessions will be 40 minutes.
Just telephone or call in at the Clinic and our Receptionist will be happy to make a booking for you.
The Teacher of Pilates at the Clinic is: