Lisa is trained in Pilates by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) which is a world leading provider of Physiotherapy and Pilates treatment and education.
Pilates focuses on developing the core strength of the body. Its popularity has increased in recent years due to it being accessible for such a wide group of people and due to its many benefits.
What is Pilates
Pilates is an exercise approach aimed at strengthening the core muscles using a series of exercises which work the muscles hard while maintaining flexibility and encouraging relaxation. Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates who used it with dancers and sick patients within hospitals. It has developed now into a well-recognised form of exercise.
Benefits of Pilates
There are many benefits to Pilates from strengthening and conditioning the body to reducing aches and pains. You should find you start to notice the following benefits when taking part in Pilates:
Improved body awareness • Improve speed of recovery • Reduce pain • Improved core stability • Increased endurance
Improved muscle control • Reduced risk of injury • Reduced muscle imbalances • Improve wellbeing • Better fitness
Reduced stress • Increased flexibility • Improved posture • Improves mindfulness • activates the immune system • fun
Who is suitable for Pilates
Pilates is suitable for a wide ranging population. Many people come to Pilates following injury or due to pain but it is also very effective for the sporting individual to improve performance. Given Pilates is a non-impact exercise it is suitable for all age groups .
Pilates is useful for helping with musculoskeletal pain as it strengthens the muscles surround joints making your body more stable and able to deal with the load placed upon it. It is also suitable for patients with pain as it is non-impact and a safe form of exercise. Common problems Pilates is useful for are:
Sports and Pilates
Pilates and sport has been well documented in recent years and core strengthening makes up a large part of professional athletes training, due to the benefits of having a strong core assisting with greater power production, which improves performance.
Sports that benefit from Pilates include:
Rugby players • Runners • Triathletes • Footballers • Dancers • Skiers • Horse Riders • Weight lifters • Swimmers
Class numbers are limited to MAX 12 to ensure individual feedback/help in the sessions
Bookable in blocks of 6 sessions, new block starts 20th June 19
6 sessions - £55 payable in advance (currently not bookable online).
If you have any injuries or pain, you will need a Pilates assessment prior to starting the classes, you can book this online.
Venue: Hallgarth Community Centre, Kendal Thursdays 7-8pm