Pilates is a mind and body conditioning programme designed to rebalance and re-educate the body, allowing it to move well.
This technique was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s and was originally called ‘The Art of Contrology’. In the 21st Century, the Pilates technique is still firmly rooted in Joseph Pilates’s original teachings. But the advances in exercise science have enabled teachers to adapt the technique into a safe effective form of exercise, that can be practised by almost everyone.
It helps to strengthen deep, core muscles around the tummy and waist and relieves tension by releasing tight muscles particularly around the back, neck and hips. When the core muscles are strong, as they are trained to be in Pilates they work in tandem with other muscles to support the spine and its movement. In turn Pilates can help re-shape your body, which will become longer, leaner and more toned allowing a balanced body of strength and flexibility.
Whether you are a newcomer to exercise, recovering from injury, or want to enhance your current exercise regime, Pilates is suitable for all ages and all abilities.
The Pilates Method is proving to be popular and effective not only for people with back pain and recurring injuries but also for top athletes and exercise professionals. Andy Murray, Harry Kane, Gareth Bale, Tiger Woods, the All Blacks rugby team and even the GB men’s rowing four have all benefited from it.
The consistent success rate in helping to relieve back pain, realign the body and improve posture has brought Pilates to the attention of medical specialists such as GPs, Physiotherapists chiropractors and osteopaths.
Kent Pilates offers both group matwork classes and also specialise in 1:1 private sessions, including sessions on the Reformer. Jane is expertly trained to accommodate and rehabilitate a wide range of injuries and issues.