“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."
Joseph H. Pilates
Pilates is a method of exercise developed in the early 1900s by Joseph H. Pilates. By uniting mind and body, Pilates developed exercises which involve working muscles from the inside out. This means changing the habits our bodies have developed due to environmental pressures, lifestyle, occupation, injury etc.
Pilates helps re-educate the way the brain controls muscles by adjusting the firing order in which muscles are recruited, in turn correcting muscular imbalances, restoring good alignment and posture, and maximising energy efficiency.
PilatesMax mat based Pilates classes involve a combination of modified versions of Joseph Pilates original 34 exercises. Small studio equipment including chi balls, bands and foam rollers can add an additional dimension to the exercises. A typical session lasts an hour, including an integrated warm up and warm down to enhance the benefits. PilatesMax classes will leave you feeling invigorated, flexible, toned and relaxed.
8 Fundamental Principles