Pilates exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. Caroline practises STOTT PILATES®, which includes the modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and effective methods available.
Pilates flows through a series of movements requiring you to focus on your breathing and observe the subtle differences within your body. Eventually you can achieve a very meditative state while doing Pilates, growing mentally and spiritually over time. By becoming more body aware, you will feel better and look better.
Pilates will strengthen your postural muscles, encouraging good posture and resulting in you appearing taller. It will also help you achieve optimal functional fitness.
Results with a mat workout
Mat-based Pilates is very convenient and can be done anywhere. Caroline teaches in a private gym and also offers home tuition. Adding light equipment adds variety and intensity to your program.
Pilates in combination with a regular workout
Pilates exercise involves musculoskeletal conditioning. Its focus on postural improvement and core strength make it an ideal combination for some types of cardiovascular exercise, and a great complement to your weight training program.
Pilates is different than weight training
Pilates focuses on improvement in posture and balancing strength with flexibility. Exercises are performed using all movement planes thereby avoiding injury by using Pilates to avoid over-training and muscle imbalances. Pilates exercise is customizable for special needs, and can focus on rebalancing muscles around the joints.
Benefits of Pilates
- Lean & lengthened muscles
- A strong & stable core
- Prevention of injury
- Stress relief and alleviation from back pain
- Improved posture
- Improved coordination and balance
- Increased mind body awareness
- Increased self confidence