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What is Pilates?

Pilates in the present day is a form of exercise to increase core strength, improve flexibility, breathing, posture and mindfulness.  Pilates can be performed in a mat situation or on the studio equipment and at Mind Heart Body Centre we provide both sessions of Pilates in Sydney. From elite athletes and dancers to deconditioned rehabilitative clients, Pilates is able to enhance a person’s ease and ability to move and perform strenuous, as well as everyday tasks.

Present day Pilates derives from a group of exercises called ‘Contrology’ that was developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. In Joseph’s words: “Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit”. “Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work. You will develop muscular power with corresponding endurance, ability to perform arduous duties, to play strenuous games, to walk, run or travel long distances without undue body fatigue or mental strain”.

Benefits of practicing Pilates consistently:

  • Tones deeper stability muscles throughout your spine
  • Alleviates low back and neck pain
  • Enhances your flexibility
  • Improves pelvic floor muscle tone, strength and endurance
  • Decreases incontinence
  • Develops your postural awareness
  • Helps your balance and aid falls prevention
  • Increases spinal segmental stability
  • Develops efficiency in performing tasks due to improved neuro-muscular motor control
  • Boosts bone density
  • Reduces stress levels
  • Promotes mindfulness
  • Maintains strength and endurance during pregnancy
  • Helps with whole body recovery postnatal
Here at the Mind Heart Body Centre, we offer both studio and mat-based sessions of Pilates in Sydney. See our Pilates timetable for session times.

For more information about our Pilates classes in the Artarmon and Chatwood area give us a call today on 02 8068 4696.