with Natalie Nicholl
Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, flexibility and posture. It was created by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s and incorporates elements of yoga, martial arts and Western forms of exercise.
With many possible exercises and modifications, Pilates workouts can be tailored to individual needs. Pilates is great in that it can be adapted to many fitness levels and needs
– Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment, and a body/mind integrative approach make Pilates accessible to all.
The benefits to Pilates are:
– It creates strength without bulk.
– It creates long, strong muscles is by taking advantage of a type of muscle contraction called an eccentric contraction.
– Develops core strength.
– Improves posture
Having trained in many different fitness disciplines Natalie’s approach to teaching Pilates switches between the classical method to the dynamic depending on the client and their needs.