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Find Out More About Our Life Changing Pilates Classes

If you want to access the independent, pain free, active lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of, then Pilates is the perfect option for you.

We here at Freedom Physio and Pilates take your health seriously, and we know that for you to be TRULY pain free, mobile, and active, you need to MOVE, MOVE, MOVE. We also know that Pilates, a century old activity revolving around strength and flexibility, gives you the best foundation for achieving those goals.

Still not convinced? Keep reading. Down below, we have listed just some of the benefits of Pilates, and we believe that, should you choose to participate in Pilates classes, your life will be forever changed for the better. Let’s jump in!

Who Needs Pilates?

Good question. We believe everyone could do with some Pilates, but we’ve settled on a checklist which might be useful in figuring it all out.

You need Pilates if:

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    You suffer from back, knee, shoulder, neck or any other pain. Pilates allows you to strengthen and lengthen tight, stiff muscles in order to pave the way to recovery.
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    You want to be more flexible, thereby maintaining a pain free, mobile lifestyle.
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    You want to ditch the painkillers for a natural, safe, sustainable journey to a pain free life.
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    You want to socialize more – Pilates classes give you a wonderful opportunity to meet new, like-minded people.
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    You dislike gym equipment – yes, that’s right. Pilates is a no-hassle, uncomplicated way to stay fit and healthy.
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    You want to involve your nearest and dearest on your journey – Pilates gives you that opportunity.
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    You want a gentle, yet challenging exercise to push yourself in a safe, supportive environment.
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    You want professional input on your journey to health: Pilates instructors give you that support.
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    You are currently seeing a physiotherapist and want to incorporate different exercises into your existing routine.
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    You want to lose weight, thus giving yourself a head-start on your road to health.

If you don’t see yourself in the list above, not to worry. Pilates is suitable for ANYONE wanting to be healthier, happier, and pain free.

The truth is, we know that taking the step towards health is often a frightening thing. We understand its daunting nature here at Freedom Physio and Pilates, and that’s why our Pilates classes really are suited to your individual needs and anxieties. We aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible, and because we really do care about your journey to health, we’re always here to answer any questions you may have. Why not contact us today to find out whether Pilates is right for YOU. You can contact us simply by clicking the link below to talk to one of our friendly, professional staff members. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wh​y Pilates Is Good For Me

1. Helps in the Rehabilitation of Injuries

If you’re currently working with a physiotherapist to get rid of pain and access a pain free life, then Pilates is a jumpstart on your journey. The exercises you’ll learn in our classes will compliment your physio routine perfectly, and the added stretches and core work will speed up your recovery process significantly. Remember, true healing can only be achieved through movement, and the strength and flexibility Pilates affords you will elevate your efforts to achieve the life you want.

 

2. Helps Prevent Future Injuries

That’s right. Pilates isn’t only for those of you who are in pain right now. In fact, Pilates is so good for you that our classes can actually help you prevent future pain. Whether you’ve recovered from an injury or are wanting to prevent one in the future, Pilates gives you an amazing chance to achieve your goal. As you practice Pilates, your body will become stronger, your limbs and joints will move more freely, and you’ll be able to stave off injuries related to immobility and stiffness. It really is a wonderful way to bypass pain and life an active, independent, mobile life.

 

3. Improves Balance

Do you know how important balance is? It’s vital. In fact, we see so many our patients injured by a fall or twist brought on by incorrect posture and incorrect balance. Pilates trains you to improve your balance, thus preventing the chance of a fall or injury related to muscle overcompensation or weight distribution. By working on your core muscles, Pilates helps equalize the weight distribution in your body, thereby helping your muscles function optimally and with the correct alignment. Pain prevention and healing involves the overall health of your body, and the maintenance of that health is greatly improved by balance and coordination, both of which Pilates will improve.

 

4. Targets Neck and Back Pain

If you suffer from neck or back pain, it’s likely that your physiotherapist has spoken to you about the strength of your muscles. If you haven’t been to see a physiotherapist yet, but are thinking of getting in touch with one, then we invite you have a read through our neck and back pain pages. Overall, the common denominator in the fight for a pain free life is found in the strength of the muscles surrounding the lower and upper spine; this is because weak muscles are unable to correctly support the area in pain, thus leading to greater discomfort, stiffness, and immobility. It’s imperative to strengthen your back and core muscles in order to truly overcome the discomfort and debilitation. Pilates is the perfect way to do this: with a focus on core exercises, strengthening, flexibility, and balance, Pilates should be the absolute go-to activity on your journey to a healthier, pain free life.

 

5. Improves Core Strength

We all want to feel stronger, and the focus on core exercises and strengthening in Pilates really gives you the opportunity to find the strength you desire. Improving your core muscles not only places you in good stead for a consistently pain free life, but also improves your posture and balance. Pilates really is an activity designed to make you feel and look younger – and who knows… you may even get a six pack, to boot!

 

6. Improves Flexibility

As you do Pilates more regularly you’ll begin to feel a lot more supple and flexible. This is because the gradual, regular stretches done in our Pilates classes really give your body the tone, lengthening, and dexterity it craves. Flexibility is incredibly important; flexible muscles are better equipped to heal after an injury, prevent injuries in the first place, and promote activity in all walks of life. Go ahead and try it… you’ll be amazed at the results.

 

7. Low Impact Exercise

Chances are that you know how important low impact exercises are for your pain free life. If you’re recovering from an injury or simply wish to remain pain free, then low impact activities are vital. Pilates is easy on your joints, thereby allowing you to reap the benefits with none of the repercussions. The stretches and core work offer you a great way to increase your heart rate whilst preserving your joints. Your neck and back will definitely thank you!

 

8. Boosts Brain Power

It’s true! Research has shown that Pilates’ focus on balance and coordination actually improves brain power. That’s right! Time spent on the mat automatically translates into time spent on that crossword! Go ahead, try it TODAY!

 

9. Increases Energy

The more you move… the more you want to move. Pilates focusses on breathing, core exercises, stretches, and balance in order to lay the foundation for a body and mind that WANTS to be healthy. When you exercise your body responsibly, as you do in Pilates, you train your body to have more energy. You’ll find that Pilates will transform your personal life, family life, and social life, and you’ll feel younger than you have ever felt before.

 

10. Improves Muscle Tone

This really is just an added bonus to all the amazing benefit Pilates has for a pain free life. As your do Pilates regularly, your muscle tone will gradually improve. You’ll look better, feel better, and you’ll be excited about what your life has in store for you.

 

11. Weight Loss

And guess what? Pilates even promotes healthy weight loss. The truth is, excess weight can sometimes hold us back from overcoming injuries or leading a pain free life, but with Pilates you will be able to shed the weight in a healthy way, thereby ensuring that the weight stays off and that you no longer experience discomfort. Why not give it go?

 

12. Easy to Learn

And the best part? It’s easy to learn! Here at Freedom Physio and Pilates we genuinely want you to be the healthiest you can be, and with our professional, qualified, experienced, and friendly Pilates instructors, that’s exactly what you can be! No need to be a yogi, CrossFit fan, or professional surfer. Come as you are and you’ll soon see how easy it is to fall in love with Pilates!

 

So, there you have it – 12 reasons why Pilates is a great choice for you. Here at Freedom Physio and Pilates we offer world-class Pilates classes, and we really pride ourselves on giving you professional, friendly, ongoing support during your classes and beyond. We want you achieve the active, mobile, independent, pain free life you desire, and we believe Pilates is great way to get you there even faster.

So, bring your shoes and water bottle, and book a class today! You’ll be astonished at how much better you’ll feel after just a couple of classes. Click the link below to find out the dates, times, and availability of our classes. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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