Thanks to a Magic Little Grant, we are now delivering a beginners Pilates class started on Wednesday December 1st.

Why Pilates?

We believe it is important to keep moving and to exercise, especially in the colder months and that Pilates is gentle form of doing so! There are many ways Pilates can have a good impact on you. Some of the benefits include:

It improves your posture. Pilates focuses on the full body’s alignment, ideal range of motion at the joints, and a balance of all opposing muscles. It improves posture by bringing awareness to your alignment and strengthening neglected postural muscles.

It increases energy. By focusing on breath, Pilates improves cardiorespiratory capacity. This stimulates feel good hormones, oxygen flow, and blood circulation. Pilates achieves all of this and, due to its low impact nature, rarely leaves you feeling fatigued. Instead, it gives you a boost of energy.

It decreases stress. The inward focus and use of breath from Pilates can down-regulate the nervous system. This, in turn, can take you out of fight-or-flight mode, lower cortisol, and decrease stress over time.

It boots your immunity. Pilates helps boost immune system functioning, especially in older adults. It also suggests all ages could experience a boost to immunity through Pilates, mainly because of improved circulation. Along with improved circulation comes improved immune system function. A good immune system is a function of properly flowing blood and lymph both of which are boosted by Pilates.

Pilates classes are delivered by Physiotherapist: Justina Polydore visit https://www.echophysiotherapyandpilates.com/ for more info