What is Pilates?

Pilates is a series of moves that gently stretch and strengthen muscles which can be the cause of ongoing aches and pains. Pilates focuses on the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine. An incorrect posture can be the cause of back, shoulder, hip and knee pain.

Pilates exercises can help by strengthening the deep abdominal muscles, teaching awareness of breath and alignment of the pelvis and spine, resulting in:

  • Improved posture
  • Increased back strength
  • Toned abdominals, arms & legs
  • Improved mobility of the spine & limbs
  • Enhanced functional fitness
  • Improved balance, co-ordination & circulation
  • Ability to relax and de-stress
  • Improved sporting performance

By appointment at One Hour For Me Complementary Therapy Clinic Ashbourne, Co Meath.


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