The aim of Fitness Pilates is to identify basic postural imbalances and through Pilates based exercises:
Increase muscular balance and strength
Facilitate the ability to optimally function occupationally and recreationally
Improve Core and Back Strength
The Pilates technique focuses on strengthening the centre by re-training the mind and body to recruit core muscles. Basic Pilates involves finding and maintaining the neutral position during standing, prone and supine positions:
Contraction of the TA and pelvic floor
Maintaining stabilization of the core muscles whilst being challenged by movement of the limbs
Increased flexibility and strength of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine
Last updated April 4, 2019, 6:59 a.m. UTC
Angela has been a group fitness instructor and Pilates teacher for 16 years and works as a tutor and assessor for a leading fitness qualifications company.
Pilates is a group exercise programme designed to enhance the posture, strength, balance and stability of a healthy adult. Based upon the teachings of Joseph Pilates and effective exercise prescription. It is not remedial, clinical or diagnostic in its approach but has its base firmly in group fitness.