"Pilates not only helps you physically & mentally ... it becomes you!"
Joy Feary - Pilates Master Teacher
Pilates - get me bending and keep me strong!
Expert teachers, a comprehensive matwork timetable and the ONLY fully-equipped Pilates studio in the Northeast - Pilates at Body 2 Fit is traditional, affordable, effective & fun!
What is Pilates?
Pilates (pronounced pee-lah-tees) is a method of exercise and physical movement developed by its founder, Joseph Pilates over 80 years ago dedicated to stretching, strengthening and balancing the body.
Joseph Pilates created the exercises based on 6 principles:
- Flowing Movements
Following these 6 principles, Pilates represents a unique approach to exercise that develops body awareness, improving and changing the body’s posture to maintain healthier alignment and increase overall flexibility and ‘CORE’ strength.
Pilates teaches balance and control of the body and mind and that capacity spills over into other areas of your life.
How often should it be practised in a week?
In the ‘ideal world’ Pilates should be practised everyday.
A large majority of our daily activity involves using our bodies in postures and positions which can lead to an imbalance in our overall alignment. Pilates is a great way of preventing this but is not just about doing some exercise 2 or 3 times a week. The real benefits come when you extend the theory into everyday life and learn to use correct posture at home, at work, in the car and whilst playing sport.
How can Pilates help me?
There are numerous benefits you gain from practising Pilates including:
- Increased ‘CORE’ strength - developing the back, abdominal and pelvic muscles WITHOUT adding bulk
- Improving flexibility and agility
- Toning of stomach and thigh muscles
- Creating balance between strength and flexibility
- Increase lung capacity and circulation – through learning deep, healthy breathing patterns
- Improved bone density and joint health
- Improved Physical Performance – used in conjunction with any other training programme or sport, Pilates can help maximise your potential
What's so special about Pilates at Body 2 Fit?
Pilates at Body 2 Fit is managed and taught by highly skilled teachers who are trained to the highest standards of Pilates instruction by the leading European schools of Pilates, Body Control Pilates & Pilates Foundation.
The Principal teachers at Body 2 Fit are also chartered physiotherapists and specialise in injury prevention and management.
Body 2 Fit’s Pilates teachers have an extensive knowledge of the human body and its movement principles which helps clients of all backgrounds gain the most out of the exercises.
Attend our classes in the comfort knowing that you are receiving the best possible instruction under the guidance of higly qualified teachers.
Pilates with Body 2 Fit takes place in several locations throughout Teesside including the purpose built Pilates Studio at our Wynyard clinic. This studio was the first fully equipped Pilates specific studio to be built in the Northeast and is easily accessed by the A19 from Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool, Sunderland and Durham.
Who should do Pilates?
Pilates trains you to be more aware of your own body, how it functions, moves and can be improved. Therefore it is beneficial for EVERYONE but particularly good for:
- General fitness and body awareness
- Back pain sufferers
- Injury Prevention
- Pregnancy: Pre- and Post-natal
- Sporting Enhancement (Amateur, Elite & Professional)
- Remedial and Rehabilitation work (including neurological and physical dysfunction / problems)
- Improvement of technique for athletes and dancers
- People of all ages – including the elderly and children
What to expect in a Pilates session
To ensure quality instruction and better results for the client, classes are typically restricted to 12 students.
Classes last for 1 hour and places are booked in advance in blocks of 6 weeks*.
Please visit the class timetable for more information on current class times and levels.
What to wear
We advise that you wear unrestrictive, comfortable clothing.
Shoes are removed whilst in the studio.
All equipment is provided.
*Your booking reserves your place for that 6 week block and as such last minute cancellations of attendance can not be reimbursed.
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“I’ve tried diet, gym and sit ups and Pilates is the only thing that’s given me a six-pack! Great instructors – very friendly and happy to spend time explaining things. Definitely one I’ve recommended to all my friends. Pilates rocks!!