Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s. After experimenting with many different exercise approaches, he selected key elements from each to help promote his own health and fitness.
The Pilates method consists of over 600 exercises that can be done on a mat or on one of the many pieces of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. The exercises usually progress through a series of levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced and super-advanced.
How can Pilates help me?
Pilates exercises work on developing strong abdominal, back, bottom and deep postural muscles, supporting the skeletal system in what Joseph Pilates called the ‘powerhouse’ of the body. The Pilates method works to strengthen the core, lengthen the spine, build muscle tone, gain flexibility and improve body awareness.
The Pilates technique is not just for healthy fit people but is also an excellent rehabilitation method for backs, knees, shoulders, hips and repetitive stress injuries. Pilates focuses on the body as a whole, correcting the body’s imbalances and chronic weaknesses to prevent injury or aid in recovery and bring the body back into balance.
Our Pilates Instructor
Ali Parker began her Pilates 8 years ago. She teaches mat and studio based sessions, and is also qualified under The Centre for Women's Fitness as a Pre and Post Natal Pilates instructor. Ali continues to train in different forms of Pilates, placing great emphasis on close supervision of students and achieving the best for the individual.
At The Ashgrove Clinic our maximum class size is 4, but Ali will also train smaller groups, including providing one-to-one instruction.
Our clinic is located in Higham Ferrers, close to Rushden, Northamptonshire. We are also within easy reach of Kettering, Kimbolton, Bedford, Northampton and Wellingborough,.
If you would like to try Pilates or have any questions, please contact us today.