What is Pilates?

Pilates is a low impact exercise which educates your body and mind. Pilates teaches correct posture, increases your body awareness and encompasses body-conditioning exercises, which lengthen and strengthen the muscles, without stressing the joints or the heart. Pilates gives you a leaner, suppler, more toned body and a calmer, more relaxed mind.

‘The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.’     Joseph H. Pilates

It takes its name from Joseph Pilates, a German-born man who emigrated to Britain and then America, who devised it in the early part of the last century.

Originally popular among dancers, gymnasts and others who knew of it, Pilates has now been discovered by a wider public – from those who want a stronger back or flatter stomach to those with specific injuries or medical problems that Pilates can help; or else, simply those who want to get fit or de-stress and take some time out in the week for themselves. Many medical practitioners, osteopaths and physiotherapists will recommend it as a safe method of exercise.

Pilates, therefore is great for everyone, young and not so young! Whether you want to add Pilates to your exercise repertoire to compliment your other activities, or you’ve never really done any exercise and you want to make a start. Try Pilates!

‘In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, and in 30 you will have a whole new body.’      Joseph H. Pilates

What is FitBuzz Pilates?

If you like Pilates but would like to experience a modern, upbeat version, then FitBuzz Pilates is for you.  FitBuzz Pilates is a modern group exercise class designed to enhance your posture, strength, balance and stability for all levels and abilities. Based upon the teachings of Joseph Pilates this effective exercise class offers modifications and updated exercises to provide a controlled body conditioning class to relaxing uplifting music. So come along and develop your muscle tone, increase your flexibility and help reduce stress in this modern class for all levels and abilities.

I am fully qualified with the Register of Exercise professionals CYQ Certificate in Instructing Mat Pilates. See my trainer details for a full list of my qualifications.

You can learn Pilates either in group sessions or in one to one sessions, beginning with an initial consultation during which we will chat about your previous exercise history, any injuries new or old and any medical issues, including medication. I will look at your daily and weekly routine. After which you can have a Pilates programme designed specifically for you.

If you are interested in any of these classes or have any questions, go to the contact me page.