"Physical  fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve  happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age  of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are  supple and strong then you are young."   Joseph Pilates

Pilates is a holistic exercise system, that is designed to elongate, balance and strengthen the body. It is is based on an anatomical understanding of the body's muscular and skeletal systems.

The system focuses on the core postural muscles which help keep the  body balanced and which are essential for providing support for the spine. Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles, the “core”.

Pilates is based on a set of  principles and has many benefits for the practitioner

Joseph Pilates, a German born gymnast, circus performer, boxer and self-defence instructor began to develop the exercise system about a century ago in England.

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