Beat the traffic and come in early before you start your work day. Your exercise is done and you’re already at work– what a great start to the day! Or zip out in your lunch break and change the direction of your afternoon! Go back to your workplace and feel energized and relieved of the morning stress. Having a good laugh with others can be very therapeutic! As a full gym member you have access to our facilities 24 hours a day (Clayton only) so you get to choose whatever time best suits you to exercise. Showers, hairdryers and access to towels and lockers will make it even easier for you to freshen up after your workout.
By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement.
Pilates exercises develop a strong “core.” The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.
Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle flexibility and joint mobility.
Pilates helps reduce muscular imbalances – a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain. Conditioning the whole body, even the ankles and feet, no muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury.
Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.
Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.