What is Pilates?

Pilates was developed by the late Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Born in Germany 1880, his ideas were ahead of his time. He believed physical and mental health are closely interconnected. A complete coordination of mind, body and spirit.

Types of Pilates

Mat work Pilates is the basis for the entire Pilates system of exercises. In general, a traditional Pilates mat class will work your legs, stomach, lower and upper back muscles. On the mat, your body weight provides resistance against gravity, making the workout more challenging in many cases. Mat work is a great option for beginners because of its emphasis on learning how to target and control your muscles during exercises.

Reformer Pilates – The modern reformer is a narrow bed with a sliding carriage, straps and pulleys, made more or less resistant by adding or removing springs. The Reformer can provide challenging strength and endurance exercises giving you the option of different positions from your back, side, stomach, being seated and also on your feet or knees.

The Benefits of Pilates

At City Beach Pilates, we integrate the methods and philosophies of the late Joseph Pilates into our classes. Pilates is a full body workout that tones, strengthens, and lengthens muscles, while continuously improving core strength. Pilates also plays a significant role in injury rehabilitation. Health and wellness are our priority.

If practiced with consistency, you will:

  • Develop a leaner toned body, improved posture through the development of muscles that protect and stabilise your joints, making you less susceptible to injury.
  • Learn to master alignment and breathing.
  • Improve coordination, balance and lung capacity.

Contact us today at citybeachpilates@gmail.com or 0402 930 036 for more information!