What is Pilates?
Pilates technique (named after its founder Joseph Pilates) combines stretches and strengthening exercises in a way that makes it a safe and effective form of exercise. It is often recommended by medical practitioners to aid recovery and rehabilitation of an injury, especially back injuries. It is also seen as an excellent preventative technique that will strengthen your body against imbalances and potential injury.
The Benefits of Pilates
Postural muscles, such as our deep abdominal muscles or ‘core’ muscles, work to maintain stability. Core stability is necessary to support and protect the lower back from injury and to help general postural alignment. Core stability exercises are an important part of the Pilates method. Improving core stability can reduce the risk of injury and is often the way to get rid of niggling back problems that you may have suffered from for years.
By exercising all the muscle groups of the body it will create a strong, lean, balanced and highly toned body and it is in this way that it reduces the risk of injury and helps to eliminate nagging aches and pains. If you commit to a regular Pilates programme within weeks you will improve your posture, flexibility, as well as balance and co-ordination which becomes important as we get older.
Pilates Classes in Taunton
Our Pilates partners Total Body Pilates run by our very own Chiropractor & Advanced level 3 Pilates instructor Sharon Davies, offer a number of convient class times for both beginners and mixed abilities.
Pilates classes in Taunton:
Tuesday evening 6.15 – 7.15pm & 7.30 – 8.30pm at Taunton School
These classes and are suitable for mixed ability level
Thursday 10-11am & 6.15-7.15pm at Riverside Church, Hamilton Rd, Taunton
These classes are more suitable for mixed ability levels.