Pilates was developed in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates, originally called Contrology it was extremely popular with dancers before coming a mainstream staple at every fitness centre across the world.
My Pilates classes feature exercises to improve your core stability and encourage a healthy posture.
Pilates in its purest form just needs a mat and nothing else so can be practised from anywhere by nearly anyone, however various pieces of equipment like swiss balls, mini balls, resistance bands, foam rollers and Pilates studio equipment, like Reformers, can be used.
We rarely give our core enough recognition, but the group of muscles that make up your core (Transversus abdominis, Internal/ External obliques and Rectus abdominis) are constantly working to stabilise your spine, giving you the ability to move around with ease.
Nearly all movements originate from the core muscles, from sitting up straight, to bending over, to—you guessed it—even running!
Why runners should try Pilates:
- Increased core strength
- Corrects postural imbalances, which helps reduce the risk of injury
- Breathing techniques
- Improved endurance
- Quicker and more comprehensive recovery.
- Better Balance
Join my master class in Pilates for Runners on bank holiday Monday 25th May from 09:00 – 10:00 during this session I will go through key Pilates moves to help you become a better runner.Book now