Apogee was founded in the certainty that no matter what our condition of body or mind, Pilates can make us feel physically better.
Pilates derives its name from Joseph Pilates, who, in the 1920s, set out to prove that physical and mental health were intertwined. He wrote that Pilates “… develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit”. As a result, we now know that Pilates offers the perfect balance of strength and flexibility training.
Osteopaths, physiotherapists and doctors regularly recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercises; it can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities. In fact, it’s widely held that regular sessions can integrate the whole body, re-educating natural movement and optimising functional ability.
The benefits that can follow regular Pilates practise are:
√ improved natural posture and body alignment
√ improved core strength
√ improved mobility, flexibility and agility
√ improved balance, co-ordination and body awareness
√ improved circulation and breathing
√ an alleviation of pain and tension
√ an improvement in and strengthening of long, lean muscle tone
√ a boost to energy levels
√ a reduction of emotional stress and physical tension
√ a counterbalance to any imbalances caused by sports training (eg. running, rugby, golf)