Pilates & Wellness Studio

Helping you regain/maintain your health, improve your fitness and promote strength and stability to increase your confidence and wellbeing

What is Pilates and how it can help you

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Pilates is a physical fitness system that focuses on strengthening the core muscles, improving flexibility, and enhancing overall body awareness and control. It was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century and has gained popularity as a form of exercise that can benefit people of all fitness and ages.

How can Pilates help you?


Core strength: Pilates primarily targets the deep abdominal muscles, diaphragm, back and pelvic floor muscles, which make up the core. By engaging and strengthening these muscles, Pilates helps improve overall core stability and support for your spine.

Flexibility and muscle tone: Pilates exercises involve controlled and flowing movements that work on elongating and strengthening muscles. Regular Pilates practice can improve flexibility, increase joint mobility, and enhance muscle tone throughout the body.

Posture and alignment: Pilates emphasizes proper alignment and body awareness. Through various exercises and movements, Pilates helps train the body to maintain correct posture and alignment, both during exercise and in everyday activities. Improved posture not only enhances your appearance but also reduces strain on the muscles and joints, leading to decreased discomfort and improved body mechanics.

Injury prevention and rehabilitation: Pilates is often recommended for injury prevention and rehabilitation due to its low-impact nature and focus on core strength and stability.

Mind-body connection and stress relief: Pilates encourages mindful movement and emphasizes the connection between the mind and body. The concentration required during Pilates exercises helps develop body awareness, focus, and mental clarity.

Functional fitness and daily activities: Whether it's carrying groceries, lifting objects, or participating in sports and recreational activities, the improved strength, stability, and body awareness developed in Pilates can make these tasks easier and more efficient.

Finally, Pilates compliments many other physical activities such as golf, ballet, skiing, running and any other day to day activities.

Pilates offers a wide range of benefits for your body and can positively impact your day-to-day life.

Regular practice of Pilates can help you feel stronger, more balanced, and better equipped to handle the physical demands of everyday life.

jo taylor
jo taylor
jo taylor

Our focus

  • To improve functional movement and balance
  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Improve ease of movement and posture
  • Prevent injury
  • Gently guiding clients who have lost confidence and/or may have not exercised for some time
  • Prepare for planned surgeries, e.g. hip/ knee replacements to improve outcome
  • Prepare for upcoming sports events- e.g ski holidays, marathon or even a golf tournament 
  • Helping clients get back to a level of fitness following an injury or extended break in exercise

What makes us different

  • Pilates practioner for over 14 years
  • Continual educational updates
  • Free assessment to determine client needs & wants
  • One on one personalised classes
  • Personal interest and care
  • Network of physiotherapists and related health professionals to help achieve your best outcome

Let's Get Started!

Call/contact me to arrange a no obligation assessment.  Visit our pilates studio and try our our equipment.  During your visit we can talk about your general health, goals and objectives so I can suggest the best course of action for you.
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