Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that focuses on improving postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance. Although it may look like easy stretches, Pilates should definitely feel like a workout. It is a system of repetitive exercises performed on a mat or a Pilates Reformer, sometimes using equipment like a Pilates ball, ring, blocks, bands or weights to promote strength, stability and flexibility.

Pilates exercises develop the body through muscular effort that stems from the core. The technique cultivates awareness of the body to support everyday movements that are efficient, energy enhancing, graceful as well as calming. It can help to mobilise and rehabilitate after an injury or accident and improve posture and balance because it targets the “Power House” muscles, which includes the glutes, hips, pelvic floor, core and lower back.

You will see the positive results after just one session. Similar to yoga, the Pilates method encourages deep, conscious breathing and is widely used in rehabilitation settings, but is also beneficial for health and fitness gains and athletes training for events.

Melissa will guide you through how to increase your energy levels, promote weight loss and make you stronger from within.