What is Pilates?
Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.
Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling.
Who is Pilates for?
Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. The apparatus can be used to provide support for beginners and people with certain medical conditions, as well as resistance for people looking to challenge their body. Before starting any exercise programme, it’s advisable to seek advice from your GP or a health professional if you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury.
Can Pilates help back pain?
There is evidence that Pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. The use of apparatus enables someone with back pain to perform exercises with support. For the exercises to be effective, they need to be tailored to the individual and vetted by an appropriately qualified health professional.
Can Pilates help weight management?
Pilates is classed as a muscle-strengthening activity, which can help you maintain a healthy weight. Classes can vary in intensity: they can be gentle, or dynamic and offer a solid workout. If you want to lose weight, you’re advised to combine Pilates with a healthy diet and some aerobic activities, such as swimming, walking and cycling.
Can I be injured?
Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, so injuries are uncommon. However, it’s important that you find a qualified teacher and a class suited to your level of fitness and ability. Pilates teachers are not medically qualified, so if you’re recovering from injury, you are advised to check with your GP or relevant health professional on the suitability of certain exercises or movements before starting a class.
Pilates at Caledonian Physiotherapy Services is a mat based class catering for beginner to intermediate level over an 8 week block.
Class size is a maximum of 8 people, all of whom require a 1-2-1 session before starting the class to establish the basic movements.
|Monday||19.00 - 20.00||7 Rose Terrace, Perth
|Thursday||19.00 - 20.00||7 Rose Terrace, Perth
Prior to attending the class it is important to have a one-to-one session to establish the basic elements and to complete essential paperwork.
We are happy to answer any questions you have or enquiries about joining the Pilates classes with Caledonian Physiotherapy Services on the below contact information;
Address: Old Academy buildings, 7 Rose Terrace, Perth PH1 5HA
Phone: 01738 580 066