Benefits of Pilates

Have you ever looked at a gym timetable and thought about Pilates but didn’t think it was for you?

Pilates has so many benefits for the body and mind. I am going to tell you 5 of my favourite things I love about Pilates and the way it has changed my life. I hope that you have found some similarities in your own practice.

1) Pilates targets ALL levels of fitness, from complete beginners to advanced. This is done through gradual progression through the various levels of an exercise and with use of props.

2) Props such as the Pilates ring (one of my favourites), foam roller, Pilates ball etc are all utilised in mat based classes to challenge your control and strength. This keeps the classes versatile and challenging no matter your level of experience

3) Improved postural awareness. We teach you about how to find your centre and how to control your centre with your movements and your breathing. This awareness we hope, will transfer into your day to day life

4) Improved core stability. Your core in Pilates involves all aspects of your body and how they work together. It focuses on deep abdominals, trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle. All together building a stronger foundation.

5) Finally and most importantly it’s FUN 🙂 I try to make my classes as enjoyable as I can, it helps to keep focus and engagement within in the class and with your instructor

Sonya x

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First blog post

Hello thanks for taking the time to come along and read my first little blog post :).

I was introduced to Pilates in 2013 at my local gym as a way to improve back pain. I was in my fourth year of University studying Physiotherapy, being exposed to a long list of patients suffering similar problems and I wanted to find a long term solution to help them through it. I started my Pilates training through APPI (Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute) and have completed all levels from Beginner to Advanced. I have also trained in ante-natal and post-natal Pilates for any lovely ladies who are expecting or planning a little one in their life :).

I love Pilates because it can help EVERYONE. Our core is our powerhouse and I believe we should dedicate our time and effort into improving it every day. It’s not always easy to implement but every day that I succeed in this is a good one. As they say, all you need is love (and Pilates).

Please feel free to leave a comment or send me a message for any advice.

Sonya x