FAQ


Why is Pilates so popular?

The Pilates system focuses on engaging the mind with the body, to create exercises that involve the whole body. It puts emphasis on correcting spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing to relieve stress, allowing oxygen flow to the muscles, developing a stronger core, improve balance and increase co-ordination. Pilates employs the following principles:

1) Breathing

2) Concentration

3) Control

4) Centering

5) Precision

6) Balance Muscle Development

7) Rhythm/Flow

8) Whole Body Movement

9) Relaxation

 

The Pilates system allows for different exercises to be modified in a range 

of difficulty from beginners to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. No muscle group is under or over-trained. Exercises are performed on mats or on specially designed equipment, such the Reformer and Arc.


Pilates Reformer is a piece of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates, consisting of a platform that moves back and forth along a carriage. Resistance is provided by the exercisers body weight and by springs attached to the carriage and platform.

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Pilates Arc is a piece of equipment that has a lip, well, and an arc. Its is specifically designed for those who sit at a desk all day and/or have back problems, as it is primarily a Spine Corrector. It is ergonomically designed for you to carry out classical Pilates exercises, giving you the re-assurance and comfort you need whilst you exercise.

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Pilates Mat is a full repertoire of exercises performed on the floor using a mat. Using Pilates Principles, your body's resistance and Pilates Fundamentals, you exercise the whole body from your core outward. Synergy Pilates caters for beginners, intermediate and advance levels.

 

Pilates with Props is also carried out on the floor using a mat. It employs exercises from the mat repertoire and enhances the intensity of the workout using props such as soft balls, Swiss balls and Dyna-bands.


Mother and Baby Pilates is multi-tasking at its best. This class allows you to perform pre-natal exercises with your baby along side you.