Pilates is suitable for men and women of all ages and fitness levels, from office workers to athletes.

Pilates classes in Polokwane, Limpopo

What is Pilates?

Pilates uses a series of non-impact exercises to develop strength, flexibility, balance and good posture. Pilates focuses on the alignment of the spine and the control of the ‘core’ muscles that support the back and neck. Pilates assists in injury prevention and is useful in injury rehabilitation. Pilates was developed in the 1900’s by Josef Pilates. This is purely an exercise system and there is no meditation and the are no religious or spiritual affiliations.

What are the benefits of doing regular Pilates?

Pilates is designed to improve a person’s physical problems and prevent any future body dysfunctions. It is a therapeutic exercise programme that can be used to discover your body’s full potential.

The benefits of Pilates are similar to the benefits of regular exercise:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced stress and muscular tension
  • Improved co-ordination and balance
  • Prevention and reduction of neck and back pain
  • Increased muscle tone and strength

Pilates during Pregnancy- Is it Safe?

Pilates is suitable during pregnancy and after with permission from your doctor! According to the ACOG (1994) all pregnant women should be involved in mild to moderate exercise performed regularly at least three times a week. Pilates provides you with the perfect opportunity to engage in gentle, regular exercise to obtain the maximum health benefits during your pregnancy without any risk to the developing foetus. Our exercises will be adjusted to accommodate your changing body.

Classes and Individual Sessions

Our classes are mat based and we use Pilates core balls as well as smaller Pilates equipment.

The small equipment includes:

  • Pilates Rings
  • Small Balls
  • Theraband / Elastic exercise bands
  • Toning Balls
  • Rollers

Each patient/Client is started on a difficulty that is appropriate for their fitness and strength levels and are slowly progressed into more advanced exercises.

We offer individual and group classes (no more than 10 people at a time). Classes are offered Mondays to Fridays in the mornings and afternoons. Each class is approximately 45 minutes long. Individual sessions can be arranged at a time that suits the client.