Pilates is the brainchild of Joseph Pilates, who as a child, suffered from chronic physical afflictions including rickets and rheumatic fever. His determination to overcome the dire predictions from medics led him to building his body into the peak of physical fitness through a combination of yoga, martial arts, boxing and weightlifting.
After moving to England during the First World War, he worked in an infirmary caring for those injured in the war and he assisted them in recovering from injury and avoiding the flu epidemic. He rigged the hospital beds with springs and straps and created resistance-based exercises to improve muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. The results were profound.
Pilates post-war moved into the world of ballet where he adapted his techniques to assist in dancing-related injury recovery, focusing on posture, suppleness and muscular power.
It is now a globally recognised form of exercise that co-ordinates the body and mind.
The reformer Pilates machine is essentially a modern take on the resistance-based beds of Joseph Pilates, that allow for a safe and effective method of stretching, lengthening and toning the core and body.
Breathing techniques combined with a ‘neutral’ fixed spine and pelvic position mean the core is strengthened whilst other areas of the body are worked against the resistance.
SO, WHAT DO WE DO?
Fluid Pilates Bootcamp houses the very latest in Reformer technology and aims to build on established Pilates principles by using them in tandem with the cardio and HIIT-based fitness training techniques.
We aim to quickly raise fitness levels whilst lengthening, strengthening and toning core muscle groups in an effective and safe way, that fits into your busy schedule.
Classes will be led by Pilates and Fitness Professionals who aim to help you quickly meet and maintain your goals in a fun and proactive environment.
Class sizes are small allowing the Instructor to keep a firm eye on precision movements, whether you are a complete beginner or fitness fanatic.