© 2019 Islington Pilates with Alice Nebel

What is Pilates?

'In 10 sessions, you'll feel better, 20 sessions you look better, 30 sessions you have a completely new body.'  Joseph Pilates

Pilates is a strength and conditioning form of exercise.

The functional movements target the deep postural muscles, concentrating on the core and encouraging good flexibility in a safe and controlled manner. As a result, you will build strong, long and lean muscles that support a lengthened a toned posture.

Pilates is safe for all bodies whether that be a fit and healthy body, or a body needing a little more TLC. Pilates can help relieve back pain, general body wear and tear, stress, balance issues or used as injury prevention in your fitness regime. Pilates is a low impact movement technique that is respectful to joint range to help maintain healthy and supple joint movements.

Pilates is an empowering form of exercise. You will start to feel your body zip up and lift, holding yourself tall, unraveling tight spots and overall finding more freedom of movement with fewer aches and pains. By channeling your concentration to just your movements in class, Pilates is a great way to relieve unwanted stress and tension. The exercises will be challenging, but never exhausting, to help you feel energised and lighter on your feet for the rest of the day.