Pilates can help you stay strong, healthy and happy – and despite popular opinion, it’s beneficial for both beginners and regular exercisers. It’s a low-impact form of exercise that combines deep breathing and gentle stretching with activation postural muscles to strengthen postural awareness, balance and mobility. Workouts target your “powerhouse” muscles or core, that is your abs, lower back, pelvic floor, hips and glutes, to strengthen, lengthen and tone. Founder Joseph H. Pilates developed it to help World War I soldiers restore their inner strength (both literally and figuratively), and millions of practitioners worldwide swear by its mind-body benefits to this day.
Core conditioning to strengthen and lengthen.
Pilates is a very supportive form exercise as it is performed close to the ground. You’ll be seated, balanced on your side, or laying on your back as you get in shape one stretch at a time.Healthfix’s certified Pilates instructors will ensure you use correct form in the group class, maximising your core conditioning to improve spinal alignment, posture, range of motion and all-over strength. Pilates exercises are also often recommended to ease muscle tension, joint stiffness, and back pain, and to help prevent injury.As with yoga, Pilates offers functional strength through its discipline, meaning it can help with everyday things like doing the laundry, carrying groceries, picking up kids or even just climbing stairs becomes easier as well as serving as a great adjunct to your sports strength and conditioning program. Particularly as we age and lose muscle fibre, Pilates can help maintain mobility, flexibility and strength (if we can lose this line that’ll be cool , if we need mobility flex and strength again for optimisation I’d shift it to lose the losing muscle fibres with ageing part to something more hopeful).
Our accredited Pilates instructors are ready when you are.
We pride ourselves on our client centred, evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Every Pilates class allows for our accredited Pilates instructors to take the time to attend to each student’s development and form, ensuring you get the most out of your time on the mat. Healthfix’s team of professionals work together to get you to your fittest, faster.