Joseph Pilates introduced the idea of working with resistance whilst interned during World War 1. He attached springs to hospital beds to help patients tone their muscles. He then went on to develop his equipment, primarily working with resistance against tensioned springs, to target specific muscle groups. The mat class is itself a more recent approach to the Pilates method.
Pilates using equipment offers a series of options. These range from individual rehabilitation sessions to demanding workouts for the exercise enthusiast. Exercises are tailored for the individual, working with a range of mat work and resistance based exercises on the equipment.
Specially designed resistance equipment enables clients to focus on their specific requirements -rehabilitation, postural improvement, muscle strengthening and flexibility - under the guidance of a qualified equipment trained Pilates instructor.
Clients may book on a one to one basis or opt for a small open studio session (3 max) - subject to a one to one assessment.