Joseph Pilates in the 1920s could see that the modern lifestyle, poor postures and inefficient patterns of breathing were all factors which impaired people’s health.  He formulated ‘Contrology’ programmes which aimed to developed the complete co-ordinations of mind and body to promote suppleness, muscular power, endurance and posture.  Pilates tried to emphasize the conscious element of movement and focussed on the relaxation of inactive muscles, thus helping to alleviate any unnecessary muscle tension.

The traditional Pilates method has evolved over time but still retains the fundamental principles of breathing, concentration, control, centering, precision and flow.

Pilates is now a popular mode of exercise that provides a wealth of physical and mental benefits, including improved posture, greater core strength and reduced stress levels


“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” Joseph Pilates