Pilates is a gentle form of exercise which was first developed by a man called Joseph Pilates in the first half of the 20th century.
Whilst the modified exercises that we teach at PhysioPilates Carlisle are a modified version of the traditional exercises originally taught by Joseph Pilates, we still adhere strongly to the 8 key principles that he developed as the pillars of all Pilates exercises:
Through controlled movements and sustained holds, the classes we teach aim to develop control and strength of a group of muscles known collectively as ‘Core Muscles’. These include the muscles in the abdomen, buttocks, lower and upper back, neck, thighs and shoulders
As well as strengthening the core muscles, the Pilates exercises that we teach in our classes contain exercises specifically designed to increase joint flexibility and improve movement patterns and posture.