The Pilates method is a WORKOUT! It’s essentially resistance training and functional training.
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young”
– Joseph Pilates
The Pilates method is an exercise method, built around controlled movements, body awareness and with zero-impact for the joints. Rather than concentrating upon specific areas, Pilates treats the body as a whole. It is a system of over 500 exercises that truly works as such: it’s fascinating to see the connections between the exercises and how one exercise helps you get better at another exercise.
We use springs, apparatus and bodyweight exercises to develop a really Strong Core and condition the Whole Body. It is a combination of strength, flexibility, control, coordination and balance. It’s also a mental workout because of the intense focus and concentration you need to execute a proper workout. All muscle groups, from big to small, are strengthened in a non-aggressive, non-impact manner making this workout as good for your muscles as it is for your joints. Your spine stays protected, your mind engaged, your balance enhanced, and your energy levels boosted.
At Play Pilates we teach “Classical” Pilates, maintaining the integrity of Pilates. It means: it is the exercises created by Mr. Joseph Pilates, taught in the order he chose to teach and on ALL the apparatus he designed. In the original Classical Pilates method there is a sequence to the work, and this sequence builds intelligently with foundational exercises at the beginning and more complex exercises, on more apparatus, as you gain strength, control and balance.
Pilates is ideal for a wide range of people, from frequent exercisers to beginners to more Senior people, and for those with injuries. We try our best to address your personal needs even in a group setting. Come and try it for yourself, it is the only way to experience Pilates!