What is Pilates for Living? 

Pilates is for everyone, whatever your age or fitness. 

Pilates for Living is modified Pilates taught in Earlsdon, Coventry by a Chartered Physiotherapist. It exercises the whole body through mat and small equipment based exercises, rebalancing muscles. The classes build the body's core strength and improve flexibility, tone and posture through a series of gentle low impact stretching and conditioning exercises.  

Why Physiotherapy led classes?
Attending a Pilates class led by a Chartered Physiotherapist gives you the confidence that you are in safe hands. Physiotherapists provide treatment for a wide range of medical conditions together with rehabilitation following injury or surgery. 

Whilst the classes are designed for a group setting, your instructor will be able to show you how exercises can be adapted to suit you and how to vary the level of challenge or difficulty.

Benefits of Pilates:

"Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit." - Joseph Pilates

Pilates can help with a number of common complaints including back and neck pain, joint problems, or stiffness. It can be used by athletes to 'cross train', complementing sport specific training and reducing injury risk.

Antenatal and Postnatal ladies: Pilates is a safe and excellent form of exercise for ladies during or after pregnancy allowing you to maintain body strength, flexibility and posture as your body changes.

Below are some of the benefits regular Pilates exercise can offer:

  • Improved  core strength
  • Improved posture & flexibility
  • Improved overall muscle balance in the body
  • Increased body awareness
  • Improved stability and alignment of the major joints in motion, protecting them from injury
  • Improved breathing control
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Helping to maintain and improve bone density
  • A stronger foundation for every day activities or sports specific training