‘Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.’ – Joseph Pilates
For what conditions is Pilates treatment most successful?
- General health and fitness;
- Mothers during periods of pre and post-natal care;
- Sufferers of a wide range of medical conditions including arthritis, osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis;
- Aging clients needing back and posture rehabilitation and prevention of low bone density;
- Children with particular physical and skeletal weaknesses;
- Post operative care and rehabilitation;
- Professional athletes who develop repetitive injuries or who inflict continuous stress to specific parts of their body;
- Professional dancers who are exposed to work injuries often relating to damage to the back, legs and feet;
- Musicians who may suffer from body stress problems from over extended use of limbs and repetitive holding of a specific body posture.
whip lash and spinal injury; disc injury maintenance or conditions such as scoliosis kyphosis; knee, hip and shoulder rehabilitation; repetitive strain injuries, for example carpal tunnel or tennis elbow.
Pilates is strongly endorsed by a wide range of health professions as one of the safest forms of remedial exercise.
How many classes will I be expected to take?
There is no fixed answer to this question as needs and rate of response will vary from one client to another. This will be carefully assessed at your first class and a completely personal and individually tailored programme will be designed for you. Anna has many long-term clients who attend regular weekly classes as part of their general health, fitness and well-being discipline.
‘In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference, and in thirty you will have a whole new body.’
Take a look at www.pilatesfoundation.com for more information.