“If you invest an hour a couple of times a week in this method, it will look after you for the rest of your life”. Joseph Pilates
For the bushwalker – more sure footed on your bushwalk. Improved core stability and endurance
For the sportsperson – learn core control, proper movement patterns thus reduce the risk of injury and enhance your game
For the parent or grandparent – learn how to safeguard your back when picking up the kids or lugging the shopping, pram, toys and toddler
For the worker at the computer – learn correct posture while sitting at the computer and develop the postural strength and endurance to stop the ‘slump’ position
For seniors – builds all important bone and muscle strength, without impact on the joints. Quickens reaction time if you feel you’re going into a fall. Stimulates circulation
For the authentic pilates experience, your instructor should be a member of a professional association like the APMA (Australian Pilates Method Association). This is your guarantee that your instructor is fully qualified to teach the pilates method, and has the ability to modify any exercise to suit your ability and needs. It also means that they are up to date with their first aid training, have passed their anatomy and physiology exams, and continually undertake compulsory professional development to keep up to date with the latest research, such as lower back pain.
By Sarah Dunn