Why Pilates?

Pilates builds strength with flexibility and creates length without giving bulk

Why pilates?Pilates will help you create length in your body through progressive exercises designed to mobilise or stabilise joints in the correct position so that your muscles are balanced. Pilates targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment.

It is perfect for athletes looking to enhance their performance and avoid the risk of injury, and it is also ideal for first-time exercisers. Its slow, controlled approach means that it gives much longer-term results. It is especially recommended by medical specialists for those with back problems.

Body Control Pilates teaching is progressive and of a holistic nature, encouraging you to become more aware of your body and teaching you to be in control of your body.

Is Pilates for me?

Body Control Pilates is for everyone, regardless of your fitness level. It offers a safe and effective form of exercise for a wide range of medical conditions including osteoporosis, arthritis, RSI and chronic back pain. It is suitable in pregnancy and postnatally, athletes to help their performance.   Its constant success rate in helping with back problems has brought us to the attention of physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors who will often recommend Body Control Pilates teachers to their clients as a form of safe exercise to help their symptoms.

Class sizes

All Body Control Pilates teachers work to a maximum group class size of 12, ensuring close supervision and support from your teacher. Many work with smaller class numbers.

Code of Practice

Body Control Pilates teachers work to a Code of Practice that governs teaching standards and professional ethics. All teachers hold valid insurance and CPR certification.

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Client assessment

Before your first session, your Body Control Pilates teacher will ask you to complete an enrolment form, where you can give details of any injuries or conditions so that they can ensure that you exercise safely.