Body Control Pilates is renowned as a world-leading education provider for Pilates teaching.
Our education curriculum is internationally renowned and our membership body for Body Control Pilates teachers is the largest professional Pilates organisation outside the USA.
Body Control Pilates offers a comprehensive programme of exercises for both mat and machine work. They are adapted from the ‘classical’ exercises developed by Joseph Pilates. We believe that many of these classical exercises are often not suitable for the average person and the average body. In order for someone to work safely and effectively and to gain the full benefits of Pilates, these classical exercises should be broken down to establish good movement skills thus building the best possible foundation upon which to progress towards the classical, more advanced work. This is the essence of the Body Control Pilates Method.
Benefits of Pilates
Pilates exercises improve your posture, core strength, muscles, flexibility and mobility.
The exercise program is suitable for anyone; of any age, fitness level and ability.
It provides both a mind & body work out.
The movements work to strengthen back and pelvic alignment and increase flexibility.
Many movements take place on a mat, are in a reclining position and are low weight bearing.
The breathing techniques can help with stress and relaxation.
It can help with various health issues including back pain.
The exercises can be adjusted to each individual and their physical ability.
A holistic approach is taken to encourage body & mind awareness and this can be used everyday not just in class.
The NHS also provides information on the benefits of pilates.
Body Control Pilates is remarkably effective – and medically-approved. It is of an holistic nature, being based upon a well-constructed philosophical foundation. Central to the Method is ‘awareness of your own body’ and each and every exercise is built around its eight basic principles:
Relaxation, Concentration, Co-ordination, Centring, Alignment, Breathing, Stamina & Flowing Movements
By working on the deep architectural structure of the body, ‘core stability’ is achieved, and then maintained, through increasingly complex movement sequences. Specific problem-areas can be targeted by an exercise, but always in relation to the rest of one’s body.
Your body awareness is heightened by bringing together mind and body – Body Control Pilates literally teaches you to be in control of your body, allowing you to handle stress more effectively and achieve relaxation more easily.
suitable for everyone
The Body Control Pilates Method can work for everyone, regardless of fitness level! Exercises can be mat or machine-based, but matwork exercises have a great attraction in that they need no special equipment, and are particularly safe for those with back problems (and don’t forget that 95% of the UK population has, or has had, backache). Its consistent success rate in solving such problems has brought it to the attention of osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and homeopathic doctors, many of whom have either set up Pilates studios as part of their practices or established a close working partnership with their local Body Control Pilates teachers. To find out more about Body Control Pilates visit www.bodycontrolpilates.com