Pilates is a body conditioning routine that will help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominal's, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong centre.
The Pilates method allows for different exercises to be modified in a range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
The core of Pilates is ‘awareness of your own body’ each and every exercise is built around its eight key
Concentration, Breathing, Centering, Control, Alignment, Flow, Coordination and Relaxation
These 8 key principles are essential ingredients in a high quality Pilates workout. The Pilates method has always emphasised quality over quantity, and you will find that, unlike many systems of exercise, Pilates does not include constant repetitions of each movement. Instead, doing each exercise fully, with precision, yields significant results in a shorter time than one would ever imagine.
Following the Joseph Pilates method, Charlotte also brings mindfulness and relaxation techniques to her sessions.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness" - Joseph Pilates
'The Body benefits from movement, and the brain benefits from stillness.'
At Defined Pilates & Wellness we try to bring relaxation and mindfulness to all our sessions. Whether you are participating in a group session or a 1:1 session in the comfort of your own home. It is important in our busy lives to take that moment out of your busy day for yourself.
To book a 1:1 or small group session, or to find out further information about which group class would be suitable for you, please don't hesitate to contact us.