Pilates was designed by a German gymnast Joseph Pilates with the aim of improving the rehabilitation program for the World War veterans.

The key elements were recommended a few precise movements emphasizing control and form to aid injured soldiers in regaining their health by strengthening, stretching, and stabilizing key muscles, such as deep core muscles. Pilates created “The Pilates Principles” to condition the entire body: proper alignment, centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing, and flowing movement. The modern day Pilates is based on the above mentioned key principals that have been developed further as well tailored to target various individual goals.

Pilates empathises correct postural alignment, which in turn can help to reduce and prevent an injury as well as maximize benefit out of each Pilates exercises. Correct practice of Pilates requires good level of concentration in order be able to perform small fundamental movements, which may looks simple but are quite hard to perform correctly with the proper breathing technique. Breathing is a very important element in Pilates as it allows to oxygenate muscles, help to engage deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles as well as help to reduce tension in the upper neck and shoulders. Every movement in Pilates has a purpose and tends to be continuous between exercises, which in turn helps to build strength and stamina. The overall goal of the Pilates method is to help apply Pilate’s technique to everyday life, assisting in keeping the correct posture, efficient movement and flexibility.

Idealbody4life is offering new outdoor Pilates Mat Classes in Surry Hills and Darlinghurst starting mid July. Mat Pilates Class will help you focus on improving your flexibility, strength, and body awareness!

Get a better understanding of your core stomach muscles and improve your posture!

We provide you with all the necessary equipment all you need is a bottle of water and a towel!

Come and try our class and take advantage of a complimentary first session!