The benefits of Pilates are immense and include:

  • Less incidence of back pain
  • Better posture
  • Improved flexibility
  • Lowered stress levels
  • Toned buttocks and thighs
  • Toned arms and shoulder area
  • A flatter stomach and a trimmer waist
  • Fewer headaches (where they are posture-related)
  • More efficient respiratory, lymphatic and circulatory system
  • No more unevenly worn shoes (where posture related)
  • A better balance between strength and suppleness
  • Greater strength and muscle tone
  • Boosted immune system
  • Increased bone density – suitable for Osteoporosis sufferers
  • Greater joint mobility
  • Better co-ordination
  • Greater body awareness
  • Fewer injuries
  • Improved performance

Its success rate has brought it to the attention of the medical profession.  Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists are now recommending Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise available.  The worlds of dance and sport have also taken a keen interest in Pilates, with many professional football clubs arranging classes for their players.