Pilates

Getting to the core of good health

Pilates is a system of exercise and conditioning which helps to build up muscle strength, flexibility and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips and back.

What is Pilates all about?

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 19th century and can help improve the function of the body.  Pilates can help to reactivate the muscles around the ‘core’ (low back/trunk/pelvis) which can in turn help to improve mobility and function and decrease levels of stiffness and pain.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone can benefit from Pilates. As well as stabilising and strengthening the body it can also help to reduce pain and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Pilates can be used to rehabilitate the body after surgery and injury and can be very effective in helping people who are recovering from sports injuries.

Pilates is also great for providing relief from arthritis and orthopaedic conditions such as back, neck and joint pain – aiding mobility, restoring function, and building strength, flexibility and balance.

What are the benefits?

Once you begin Pilates, you’ll train your body to become balanced and efficient, meaning you’ll feel stronger and more stable and more able to function. This in turn will reduce your vulnerability to injury, making you less likely to experience strains and sprains in the future.

What can I expect?

Our Pilates classes are held in our new health and fitness studio, located above the Chatteris Osteopaths clinic and are taken by a fully qualified Pilates instructor. Classes are tailored to the specific needs of the participants and are small in number (maximum of 6 persons) ensuring individual attention for each of the participants.