Pilates is a system of exercise originally developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates. It is designed to target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine in order to achieve a balance of strength and flexibility. Using techniques of breathing and alignment, Pilates strengthens the body from the inside out and improves physical strength, flexibility, posture and muscle tone as well as enhancing mental awareness.
Equipment Pilates uses specifically designed apparatus to train several muscle groups simultaneously in smooth and continuous movements. The equipment can assist in re-training your body to move in safer, more efficient movement patterns and by changing resistance it can challenge your body to build strength and endurance. It is invaluable in aiding: recovery from injury, sports performance, good posture and optimal health. By choosing Equipment Pilates you will see quicker results than by using mat Pilates alone.
What sets us apart from other studios is our unique team of instructors who focus on tailoring each session to you. At Complete-Pilates we handpick every member of staff ensuring they are experts in their field. Our team has worked with some of the world’s top athletes and artistic performers and are movement specialists enabling them to create a programme for you based on your specific goals. These could be loosing weight, strengthening and toning muscles or simply helping you sit and walk with ease. We are experienced in working with people at all stages of their life and offer antenatal and post-natal specialist programmes, linking with Lomax's Bumps and Burpees.
For those that have injuries or conditions which require medical knowledge, we have Chartered Physiotherapists and Osteopaths who are musculoskeletal specialists and use the time with you to progress your rehabilitation at a quick pace.
With regular practice, Pilates can and will change how your body looks and feels. Some of the benefits include:
- Developing core strength and improving posture
- Improving mobility and flexibility
- Increasing energy and promoting weight loss
- Increasing strength without bulk, creating long and lean lines
Our team of instructors has significant experience working with all age groups and abilities in successfully treating:
- Lower back pain; prevention and treatment
- Surgical and non-surgical medically led rehabilitation
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Diastasis recti (split abdominals)
- Antenatal and post natal care
- Postural and biomechanical imbalances