Powered by Pilates

Pilates was first established in 1920 by Joseph Pilates as a means to rehabilitate athletes and dancer back to fitness after injury.

Pilates is now used as a general fitness tool for the general public although it is still used a rehabilitation or life enhancing tool for physios and other health professionals. Pilates is amazing for rehabilitating an injury or learning to work around one.

Other health benefits of Pilates include:

  • improved flexibility
  • increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
  • balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body
  • enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs
  • improved stabilisation of your spine
  • improved posture
  • rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
  • improved physical coordination and balance
  • relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back
  • safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
  • safe exercise for neurological conditions
  • safe for exercise during pregnancy and the postnatal period
  • prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
  • increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
  • improved concentration
  • increased body awareness
  • stress management and relaxation
  • complimentary discipline alongside your usual activity
Pilates Reformer and tower

Yoga Orkney® runs Powered by Pilates mat classes with or without small handheld equipment and soon to Powered by Pilates Tower and Reformer classes too.