Pilates is a mind-body exercise developed by the late Joseph Pilates. It focuses on developing a
strong & flexible core. Your core consists of not just your abdominal muscles (as many think!) but also your trunk,
buttocks & pelvis as well. When these muscles are used correctly, the back is protected & you develop a strong
& supple spine. In many traditional workouts not all muscles are trained evenly which results in muscular imbalances
– a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain. In Pilates, the whole body is conditioned, from the wrists
to the ankles! The exercises can be performed on a mat and/or specialized spring-loaded equipment such as the Reformer
and the Cadillac. Emphasis is place on proper body alignment & quality of controlled movements (not quantity) coupled
with specific breath patterns.
What is STOTT PILATES™?
The STOTT PILATES™ method is a modern approach to Pilates that is continuously
being adapted to reflect the most up-to-date knowledge of exercise science/sports medicine and spinal rehabilitation. This
ensures a safe yet highly effective workout. It is athletic based and aims to achieve optimal functional fitness. Due
to the numerous modifications and varied exercise equipment & accessories (e.g. Foam roller, Fitness Circle®,
Toning balls™, Bosu®, Mini Stability Ball™, Stability Ball™, Flex-bands®),
each exercise can be adapted to different fitness levels.
For further information on STOTT PILATES™ please visit www.stottpilates.com or discuss directly with Paula.