Why Pilates?

To gain benefit from Pilates, you need to attend regular lessons.  It is if often after a number of months of attending regular classes,  before you notice the benefit, therefore persevere! 


Regular Pilates can help improve performance and reduce the risk of injury  in sport such as running, cycling, climbing, skiing, golf, horse riding… to name a few



  • flexibly and strength of the spine
  • mobility in all major joints and management of joint conditions
  • Stamina, energy and overall fitness


  • Posture
  • Co-ordination
  • Sleep patterns
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Bone Strength
  • Balance and therefore the associated reduced risk of falls
  • Dexterity and grip
  • Ability to carry out daily activities

Can reduce:

  • Pain in some health conditions
  • Stress


  • More efficient breathing and management of respiratory conditions
  • Stronger muscles- in particular the gluteals, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, upper arms, back, abdominal and pelvic-floor muscles
  • Helps maintain independence
  • Helps in managing conditions of the mind and emotions
  • A feeling of general health and well being. 

There is documented evidence of Pilates helping with the following health conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back, Neck and shoulder Disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoperosis- prevention of, and increases bone mineral density
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinsons
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder/ Hypermobile EDS

Adapted from: Pilates for life, Lynne Robinson and Carmela Trappa