“We retire too early and we die too young. Our prime of life should be in the 70’s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.”
Joseph Pilates believed that the longer we lived the longer we would have to improve our health, he said physical fitness was a prerequisite to happiness and stayed active right up until he died at 83!
Joseph Pilates really believed in making the most of our bodies by continually challenging its abilities and this is something I really believe in too. Physical fitness has the power to help people fight off many modern-day aliments like stress and back problems. This is something I have felt first hand after spending 7 months on my sofa with a bad back from a kite surfing injury! (Pilates was my rehab)
I have often been inspired by clients who have come to me with limited strength or mobility and, by working together over weeks, months and sometimes years have become fitter, stronger and more mobile by adding Pilates to their weekly routine and keeping that consistency of exercise which is vital if you want to see improvements.
Pilates is an exercises class anyone can do, and it really can improve your quality of life.
Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. My Pilates classes focus around the seven key principles of Pilates, Breathing, Alignment, Stamina, Relaxation, Centering, Concentration and Flow.
Pilates focuses on the mind-body connection which we find through using the breath. While doing the various exercises your mind needs to be constantly aware of your breathing and the way your body moves.