Pilates Classes York near Upper Poppleton

Pilates Classes York near Upper Poppleton


Ben now focuses on  1-1 Pilates lessons in his Studio near Heworth

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The Background of Pilates

Pilates Classes YorkLots of people want to try Pilates but regularly ask me ‘What is Pilates exactly?’ It’s founder – Joseph Pilates – was born in Germany in 1880, the son of a gymnast and naturopath. Joseph quickly became very interested in health from a very early age, learning about many types of fitness as a young man including Body-Building, Zen, Yoga and Gymnastics and he also posed for anatomy charts when he was a teenager.

Joseph Pilates then moved to England in 1912 working as a Boxer and for Scotland Yard in the form of a self defence trainer. Still living in England when the First World War erupted, Pilates was sent to a Prisoner of War Camp on the Isle of Man due to being German. This is where his unique methods were born. Joeseph Pilates had time on his hands to develop his revolutionary methodologies during his internment, he spent his days developing a system of physical exercises and training his fellow inmates in the method which he named “Contrology”.

It is sometimes claimed so many who became injured or ill survived in the camp with Joseph Pilates because of their good physical shape, thanks to Joseph Pilates and following his Method. After the war Joseph Pilates moved back to Germany and collaborated with experts in Dance and Physical Exercise but he didn’t stay in Germany long as he refused to train members of the German Army, instead he emmigrated to the USA. On the outbound journey he met Clara, who would be his future wife and help assist him in developing his method further. On their arrival in New York, Joe and Clara set up a studio to teach his methods that today are known as Pilates.

What are the advantages of Pilates?

Pilates is a style of unique and exact exercises created by world renowned fitness guru Joseph Pilates, with numerous health & fitness benefits. Pilates Classes York is:

  • Moderate and low impact
  • Focuses on deep inner core muscle tissue
  • Utilizes strength as well as resistance
  • Emphasises core strength and stability
  • Flowing and controlled
  • Appropriate for any kind of fitness (or unfitness!) level

Is a Pilates Classes York the solution you’re looking for ?

Pilates is the exercise for the 21st century that can help us relax, sculpt and master our fitness without risk of injuries. Created in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates as a way of rehabilitating injured soldiers and dancers, it has become the central method of training for millions of people (particularly professional ballet dancers), and thousands of celebrities around the globe. It will help you build a groundwork of well-being and fitness that amplifies all of the other fitness activity you do giving you a toned core, and decreasing the risk of injuries.

“Pilates is appropriate for Men and Women”

 Pilates Classes York Benefits:

  • Lots of toning exercises
  • Improve core strength
  • Excellent for toning and shape
  • Reduce back & joint discomfort
  • Relaxation and stress management
  • Improves your alignment

Pilates Classes York is based around 6 key principles:

  • Centering – Bringing focus towards the center of the body, centering our thought processes, feeling and emotions to cultivate awareness of the way our body is moving.
  • Concentration – Concentrating on the quality of every individual movement, staying in the present moment and being conscious of the overall movements your body is generating.
  • Control – Each exercise is carried out with complete muscle control, controlling every part of the body with centering as well as concentration.
  • Precision – Developing the precision of the movements helps by utilizing centering, concentration and control – helping with the fine control over core muscles, and ability to resist injuries when doing other sports and activities.
  • Breathing – Joseph Pilates highlighted using constant breathing patterns in the exercises. Using the lungs to inhale ‘laterally’ allowing the pelvic and core muscle groups to engage correctly when we move. Breathing is integral to Pilates.
  • Flow – Flowing smooth actions, with precision and grace are the essence of Pilates, increasing control and precision not only in single movements but throughout the exercise session.

Pilates Classes York - Celebrity Testimonials about Pilates

“I have been going for 13 years... How do I measure the success of Pilates? Certainly, I emerge with a tremendous sense of well-being, and even if I do call at the coffee shop for a croissant afterwards, I still feel my health has been served. I remain active and relatively agile.” Joan Bakewell in the Guardian

“Now I have muscles of steel and could easily deal with giving birth.” Hugh Grant, actor and film star

“I'm a Pilates person. It's great. I had a hip problem. I had a chronic back, a pinched nerve and a hip problem and it's completely solved all of it. I love it. It makes me feel like I'm taller.” Jennifer Anniston, TV and movie star

"As someone who is always 'on the go', Pilates has been a wonderful escape from my busy lifestyle in London. Whether it’s 7am in the morning or 7pm at night I always leave feeling calm, refreshed and invigorated. Over the past few months I have noticed a huge difference in my core strength and posture and couldn’t recommend Margot more highly as an instructor. From breathing techniques, muscle toning to overall flexibility and relaxation, my Pilates sessions have become something of a weekly necessity that keeps me fit, happy and energized." Pippa Middleton

“I've been using Pilates for many years. It's the best system I've found for isolating and strengthening individual muscles without stress to the joints.” Patrick Swayze, movie star

 Pilates Classes York for back pain

Lots of people ask me about ‘pilates exercises for lower back pain’.  Pilates is wonderful for reducing and getting rid of lower back discomfort, giving you a soft and injury free way of training and upping your core conditioning. Pilates is perfect if you suffer from lumbar pain, back pain or sciatica pain like signs and symptoms.

Pilates Classes York for lower back pain benefits:

  • Relaxes tight muscles
  • decreases sciatica like discomfort
  • manages and resolves low back pain
  • solves neck and shoulder pain
  • Since this is a beginner Pilates course, it is also considered ‘back pilates’ and is suitable if you suffer from a bad back.

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