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Joseph Pilates suffered from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever as a child.  His drive and determination to overcome these ailments led him to be a competent gymnast, diver and skier.  During the First World War, he developed his technique of physical fitness with fellow internees and patients who were unable to walk.  In 1926 he moved to New York and set up his first Pilates studio where his Pilates method became very popular with dancers.

Since those early days, the Pilates method has gradually evolved and integrated current biomechanical anatomy and physiology as well as functional movement.  Pilates was introduced in the UK in 1970 by Alan Herdman and became much more widely known and practised in the 1990s.  It is still hugely popular with people wanting get get fit or maintain or improve fitness.  Many doctors and physiotherapists recommend it to help with such problems as lower back ache and poor posture.

Whilst many dancers regularly practice Pilates, it is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their strength, flexibility and endurance with a focus on core stability. The exercises work on creating pelvic and shoulder girdle stability, neutral alignment and breathing fully. It is for those who are looking to change their physique, streamline their body and improve on their posture. Pilates can be done by anyone of any age.

Pilates helps restore the natural curves of the spine, relieve tension and enhance self confidence. The result is a balanced and aligned body that looks fit, feels revitalised and moves with ease.

Joseph Pilates created the 34 exercises and these exercises are the basis for all Pilates exercises but since then others have been added to enhance them with over 500 exercises giving you an opportunity to work at essential, intermediate and advanced levels. Modifications are used to accommodate areas of weakness or to make the exercises more challenging.


Here are some of the potential benefits of regular practice:

  • Longer leaner muscles
  • Core strength and stability
  • Injury Prevention
  • Relief from stress and back pain
  • Better posture
  • Improved balance and co-ordination
  • Effective post-rehabilitation
  • Increased self-confidence



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Marjorie is an excellent teacher with endless patience, she very cleverly manages to teach a mixed ability class allowing everyone to progress at their own pace. I would thoroughly recommend giving it a try.