Pilates was founded by Joseph H Pilates at the turn of last century and is a developed method of exercise and physical movement focussing on stretching, strengthening and balancing the body. Pilates is a series of slow controlled movements primarily to strengthen the core muscles that stabilise and support the spine, realign the body and correct postural problems.  It is a safe way to exercise and is suitable for all ages and level of fitness.

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improves posture and flexibility
  • Increases muscles tone and strength
  • Improves core muscle strength
  • Increases pelvic stability
  • Encourages healthy joints
  • Safely compliments all areas of other sport

Why Pilates is good for our health

  •  Improves balance and co-ordination
  • Promotes a more supportive core to reduce back problems
  • Can alleviate aches and pains
  • Maintains bone density
  • Beneficial for those who have arthritis

Pre-Natal Pilates

Pre-Natal Pilates is a safe way to exercise during your pregnancy allowing you to:

  • Safely strengthen the core abdominal and pelvic floor muscles in preparation for the growth of your baby
  • Prepare for labour
  • Remain fit and healthy, feeling confident about the changing shape of your body
  • Relieve aches and pains associated with pregnancy
  • Optimise foetal positioning

 Post-Natal Pilates

After the delivery of your baby, Pilates is an ideal way to speed up recovery post-partum. It will help you deal with the demands of motherhood by:

  •  Strengthening the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles
  • Helping with Diastasi Recti problems
  • Re-educating posture, joint alignment and muscles imbalances
  • Improving core stability
  • Relieving stress and tension
  • Helping to prevent injuries

Oaklands Osteopathy in partnership with Simply Pure Pilates offers a series of Pilates classes. Please contact us for more information on our classes.


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Tel: 01920 424944
Email: info@oaklandsosteopathy.co.uk

Watton-at-Stone Clinic
Hertfordshire SG14 3SN



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