Pilates is a fitness system created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, a clever intuitive guy who developed a series of exercises to connect the mind and body. But it’s more than just a workout. By consciously thinking about the exercises and the way the body feels and connects during movement is an important concept in Pilates. Pilates promotes the optimal movement of the body mechanics from the core to the extremities of the body.
Our approach embraces quality of movement, tailoring the sessions to the individuals style of learning and physical attributes. Pilates is whole body workout – the benefits of practicing regularly improves strength, flexibility, posture and wellbeing.
Who does Pilates?
Most people come to Pilates to sculpt their body, build core strength, rehabilitate, or improve athletic performance. Pilates can do all that and is truly inclusive for all.
Whatever your fitness level, experience or age, at Body Balance Pilates you’ll enjoy the benefits of being taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher. The result is an optimally-integrated, and personalised programme that takes your needs into consideration. The system works for those who require modified exercises for rehabilitation of back issues, injuries or conditions which affect mobility, antenatal and postnatal recovery, as well as those looking to complement sports activity or improve athletic performance.
Is Pilates right for me?
Try it and see. We strongly suggest an initial one-on-one Pilates assessment. In this session, your teacher will discuss your goals and objectives as well gain a picture of your postural and movement patterns.
Located in the quiet suburb of Bear Cross, our bespoke Pilates studio opens out on to the garden and patio. Fully equipped for group mat classes, one-on-one and two-on-one Pilates sessions. We offer a range of classes from beginner to advanced. Class numbers are deliberately small (maximum of four clients) to ensure each client receives individual guidance. Free parking is available on surrounding front and side roads.
We provide all mats and head cushions as wells as: foam rollers, toing circles, resistance bands, weights, Bosu and various Pilates balls (Physio, spiky and soft).
The studio features the latest version of the Stott SPX Max Reformer which is available for one-on-one sessions. The Pilates Reformer uses up to five springs of variable strength which allow for gradual and even resistance whilst exercising. The springs provide assistance or resistance during the movements depending on the goal of session.
The Tower allows for greater versatility, combining the benefits of the Cadillac with the push through and roll down bar plus the various arm and leg springs for a complete workout.
The low-impact approach provides less stress on the joints, tendons and ligaments whilst fully engaging or stretching the muscles. Ideal for those with injuries or conditions affecting mobility or those looking for an extra challenge to their workout.
What to wear?
All equipment is provided, but bring your own mat if you prefer. Pack some comfy clothes, clean socks or go barefoot. Bring a bottle of water and a small towel if the weather is hot. Please turn off your mobile phone on arrival.
How to enrol
If you have any questions at all, get in touch we are happy to answer any queries you might have.
Enjoy becoming fully absorbed in movement for a whole hour!