Yoga in Stanmore
Bernays Memorial Hall
25 The Broadway
Pilates is especially good for strengthening and toning all the muscles of the body; in particular developing core strength which is the group of stabilising muscles that support the body. The pelvic floor,stomach and waist will be especially improved and toned (ideal for anyone who has given birth) and back muscles are strengthened to cure achey backs and prevent injury from everyday activities such as lifting or carrying. The body will have a slimmer,streamlined appearance after regular practice due to improved posture and toning of the muscles.
Pilates has been around since the middle of the last century and came into being when Joseph Pilates developed the technique that bears his name. Convinced that physical and mental health are inter-related, he wanted to devise a programme of fitness training that exercised both the body and mind using a regime that was sufficiently flexible to accommodate individuals of any age or fitness level.
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