"Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit."

 

- Joseph Pilates.

 

 

 

 

What is Pilates and what is it meant to do?

 

Essentially, Pilates is movement therapy for the correction of poor posture, poor breathing and poor muscle tone.

 

The system is named after the genius "bodyworker", Joseph Pilates.

 

Pilates targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine. The effect is to improve the overall central core stability and posture.

 

It is an exercise programme that conditions both the body and the mind. I often talk of it as being the "thinking persons exercise".

 

Not everyone knows that there are eight recognised principles employed to bring about this mind-body integration.

 

 

According to Dr Tom Crisp, a sports and orthopaedic spcialist at BUPA, "the best way for men and women to improve posture and develop muscle strength is to attack the body's core muscles - those around the trunk area. Exercises that will have the most effect without strain include Pilates and Yoga.

 

In Australia many rugby league clubs have compulsory weekly Pilates classes to prevent injury.

 

In New Zealand the All Blacks include Pilates as part of their fitness programme!!

 

Until recently, Pilates was the “secret” of ballet dancers and actors. Such is its popularity these days that it is almost mainstream.

 

 

Classes

 

The Partnership Centre, Ashford

Mondays

Mondays

18:15 - 19:15

19:30 - 20:45

 

Chillenden

Tuesdays

09:30 - 10:30

 

Pointe Pilates, Deal

Thursdays

10:15 - 10:30

 

Petham

Thursdays

18:00 - 19:00

 

Please note: whilst venues are open to everyone, newcomers cannot attend a class unannounced. It is essential to undergo an induction session before joining one of the classes to go through the basic principles in the comfort and privacy of a one to one session.

 

 

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