Fitness Pilates Edinburgh
Posture. Flexibility. Core Strength.
What is pilates?
Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.
Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method, which he called "contrology" – for several decades.
Who is pilates for?
Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. If you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury, seek advice from your GP or a health professional before starting any exercise programme.
What are the health benefits of pilates?
There are many reports on the health benefits of pilates. Practitioners say regular pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For elite athletes, including dancers, pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.
Can pilates help me lose weight?
Pilates is classed as a muscle-strengthening activity, which can help you maintain a healthy weight. Classes can vary in intensity: they can be gentle, or dynamic and offer a solid workout.
If you want to lose weight, you're advised to combine pilates with a healthy diet and some aerobic activities, such as swimming, walking and dancing.
(One Hour Private session tailored to your needs and abilities. Includes full movement assessment, support and bespoke training. Suitable for anyone whether a beginner, pain issues or anxieties about group training. You may simply desire privacy in the comfort of your own home)
(A great way for you and a friend to share a session if you are looking to achieve specific training aim or want to enjoy the intensity of a Private 1:1 together for one hour)