Pilates (pronounced Pil-ah-tes) although a fairly new and certainly fashionable buzz word in many quarters today, is actually a method of body conditioning that was developed nearly 100 years ago in Germany by its name-sake, Joseph H Pilates.
Originally a rehabilitation tool using equipment, he went on to develop it as a training system aimed at dancers. Now, long after his death his important influence remains and the theories and applications of his techniques, combined with the industrys improved knowledge of the way the body works have enable the Pilates method to be widely available to the general public as an effective way of exercising.
The techniques used in Pilates concentrate on strengthening, lengthening and toning muscles as well as improving posture, balance and flexibility.
The beauty of Pilates is that once you have mastered the exercises, you can use the technique in all areas of your life because they not only make you stronger but also teach you to become aware of your body and how to use it.
Pilates shows you how to breathe efficiently and relax properly, essential for anyone feeling stress in their daily life.
Fitness is not merely about being able to execute a set of exercises in class or at the gym. Fitness is being able to function better and more efficiently on a daily basis in your everyday life.
Now you can experience the benefits of Pilates at Bizzybodies by joining their Fitness Pilates classes. This is a group exercise class based on the teachings of Joseph Pilates, aimed at the healthy adult and is NOT A REHABILITATION course. Anyone with ongoing bio-mechanical problems should still consult their practitioner prior to commencing any type of exercise programme. Fitness Pilates is not suitable for pregnant women.
Your teacher Andrea Booth
Andrea is the owner of Bizzybodies and instructs a variety of classes which now includes Fitness Pilates. She is qualified to teach group mat based Pilates through American Council on Exercise (ACE), in USA and Fitness Pilates through Fitness Pilates in UK.
For more details and timetable options, call Andrea on 966 796823/ 690691371 or visit www.webexpressguide.com