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What makes Pilates a great fitness modality?

  1. It is whole-body oriented

Unlike other forms of exercise, like a specific sport for example, that tend to result in over and/or underdeveloped parts of the body. The focus of Pilates workouts is to fundamentally promote strength, coordination and flexibility throughout the entire body. I couple Pilates exercise with more functional exercises so that it will be easy for you to translate the new found strength and flexibility into real life situations like squatting, walking, swinging a golf club, or picking up a child.

  1. It is highly Adaptable

Whether you are a complete beginner or accomplished athlete, whether you are injured or just looking to get stronger, the foundations of Pilates are easily adaptable across age and level of fitness. The principles of building core strength, establishing proper posture and incorporating breath and mind body connection is something everyone can benefit from.

  1. It develops core strength

The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles that supports our spine, abdomen, and pelvic floor. We rely on these muscles to support a strong back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns. When our core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. Our neck and shoulders can relax, the pelvis and lower back can move freely and the rest of our muscles and joints are able to do their jobs without excess strain.

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Pilates Reformer Leg Stretch
"Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty to not only attain it but to maintain it." Joseph Pilates - Founder of Pilates

Why I include Pilates in my practice?

As an Osteopath I am dedicated to educating myself on ways to improve the quality of life for my clients. Keeping track of the latest scientific based research in my field has influenced my personal approach towards physical fitness and transformed it throughout the years.

Today, I am far more interested in developing awareness about my own body than pushing myself to workout until exhaustion. When it comes to physical fitness the question I ask myself is: Can I sustain this type of exercise long term? Do I enjoy it and do I feel I am gaining strength over time? For me pilates checks all these boxes and is an intelligent way to become fit, stay fit and prevent injury. I suggest incorporating Pilates as a complement to your weekly fitness routine.

I offer two types of pilates classes:

  • Osteopilates

Osteopathic treatment is aimed at increasing range of motion, improving circulation and bringing the body out of a stress response and into a healing response. Pilates works with precise movements that improve stability, coordination and strength. The two modalities combined offer a comprehensive, dynamic and highly effective treatment.

  • Pilates classes

I offer a limited amount of private Pilates session for my most loyal customers who take their spinal and musculoskeletal health seriously. I focus on routines that are safe and use my breadth of knowledge as an Osteopath to tailor the classes to your individual needs.