What is Pilates?

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a mix of floor and equipment-based exercises designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the whole body, but can assist greatly with rehabilitation of specific injuries.It's a combination of techniques from a number of disciplines - including yoga, self defence and dance - creating a mind-body control approach that aims to increase core strength and balance, as well as general fitness and well-being.

As it doesn't involve an explosive release of energy, bulky weights or pouring sweat, and requires no specialist clothing, Pilates appeals to those after a quieter approach to all-over body strength and well-being.

Athletes find the Pilates emphasis on core body strength adds a missing aspect to their training regime. Pilates offers a more specific work-out that complements any gym or other exercise programme.

Pilates is safe and effective for rehabilitation and ideal for improving performance in a wide range of sport and play. Our customised Studio Pilates Programmes emphasise core strength, endurance, flexibility, and body awareness. We focus on improving posture and core strength, joint mobility and stability, muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, body awareness and control.

We have seen the proven benefits from our clients and how Pilates has reduced their risk of injury as well as limiting the incidence of muscle and joint pain.

Explore our website to find out we can offer you recovery, fitness or rehabitation.

Brief Pilates History

What is Pilates?Pilates, developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900's, was initially used for the rehabilitation of war veterans. It was later modified and used as a rehabilitation tool for ballet dancers. While initially using floor exercises that used the body as a resistance tool, Joseph Pilates invented and refined equipment designed to offer further spring resistance.

Since the 1970s, Pilates' international popularity has exploded. The Back In Motion team have modified Pilates to include exercise and rehabilitation programmes for everyone.

Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is safe and effective for rehabilitation and ideal for improving performance in a wide range of sport and play. Our customised Studio Pilates Programmes emphasise core strength, endurance, flexibility, and body awareness. We focus on improving posture and core strength, joint mobility and stability, muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, body awareness and control.We have seen the proven benefits from our client base of over 500 clients and how Pilates has reduced their risk of injury as well as limiting the incidence of muscle and joint pain.Explore our website to find out we can offer you recovery, fitness or rehabilitation.

Pilates for...

Pilates for Rehabilitation

Our Pilates instructors will  work with your health team to provide detailed analysis of movement and corrective exercise utilising mat  studio equipment general fitness equipment and home exercises to restore faulty movement patterns and assit in prevention of recurrence feeling of wellbeing and musculoskeletal fitness.

Pilates for injury prevention

Our philosophy is to prevent destructive motion,  assist in recovery gain mobility stability of proximal structures restore good motor patterns and rehabilitate functional movements in preparation for sport daily living or work.