What is Pilates?
Pilates is an excellent program for general health and injury prevention as well as for rehabilitation. Pilates is designed to focus on core stability, posture and balance, strength and endurance.
Pilates offers a bridge between the mind and body, between everyday life and optimal performance. Each session at Shire Sports Physiotherapy integrates the principles of concentration, correct breathing, core control, centring and proper alignment with smooth flowing movements for all muscle groups.
Long term benefits include improvements in strength, tone and posture, a reduction in muscle imbalances, prevention of injuries enhancing your daily lifestyle.
If injured, the Pilates workout will address the problem areas or injury while also maintaining condition for the rest of the body. Alternatively, if an injury is acute and needs to be rested, one can keep the rest of the body in condition while the injured area heals.
Our Pilates Studio
Our studio is air-conditioned and fully equipped with Reformers, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, Magic Circles, Foam Rollers, Swiss Balls, Chi Balls and more.
All you need to bring is your water, towel and socks.
Buy your ToeSox now to assist with grip and prevent any slipping.
Who can do Pilates?
- The injured
- The person who hasn’t exercised for years
- The elite athlete
- The growing adolescent
- The elderly
- The pregnant woman
What are the benefits of Pilates?
- Improve balance
- Improve core stability and posture
- Increase flexibility, strength and agility
- Longer leaner muscles
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Reduce muscle imbalances caused by one sided repetitive tasks
- Assist post-natal recovery
Our friendly team of Pilates Instructors will work with you to personalise a program to cater for the absolute beginner through to the experienced Pilates enthusiast.