The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates can really make a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body.

Mind-body workout

Pilates exercises encourage proper breathing whilst using correct spinal and pelvic alignment. The movements are smooth and flowing enabling you to become in tune with your body.

The quality of movement is far more important than the quantity of repetitions

The aim of Pilates is to develop a strong “core,” or center of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.

Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.

A lot of conventional workouts tend to work the same muscles. This leads weak muscles to get weaker and strong muscles to get stronger. The result is muscular imbalance – a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain.

Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training regimen.

Learn how to move efficiently

Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion – invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.

It’s gentle…

Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.

But it’s also challenging…

Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced. Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.

 

PILATES TRAINERS

We are a mother and daughter team with a joint passion. We have seen how Pilates can transform a person’s life through an enjoyable and low impact method of exercise. Having had injuries ourselves we know the power of getting back control of our bodies and feeling great doing it.

Louise Strutt

Clinic Director and Pilates Instructor

Having suffered from back problems for many years, due to a desk-bound job as an accountant, Louise was introduced to Pilates by her gym instructor. With her own experience of how Pilates has improved her posture, strength and functional movement Louise decided to change career and become a teacher herself along with managing the clinic.

Ella Kelly

Pilates Instructor

Ella qualified as a Pilates instructor in 2016 having already had a background in the fitness industry, previously qualifying as a personal trainer.
She works alongside her mother, Louise Strutt, forming part of the family business.
Having lived with hypermobility Ella discovered Pilates helped to strengthen her joints, improve her movement and correct her posture. She is passionate about Pilates and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her clients in order to make a difference to their bodies and therefore lives.
Ella loves to play netball for a local Dover team and take her dog for long walks in her spare time.