Pilates Classes in Tonbridge
The Mind Body Clinic offers yoga and Pilates classes that are special. Firstly, our teachers have been carefully selected for both their dedication to their craft and most importantly their ability to teach.
Our classes are held for a maximum of 6 people, which means everyone gets personal tuition during the class. Small classes also allow us to accommodate a range of abilities from beginners through to advanced levels. Not only will our classes improve flexibility, strength and fitness (both physical and mental) but also where appropriate can be used to address specific ailments and conditions resulting from injuries and wear and tear. We also offer one to one classes, please enquire using the contact form below.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise regime with slow, controlled and flowing movements to strengthen core muscles that stabilise and support the spine, realign the body and help correct postural problems. It is “no-impact” and brings together body and mind. It was created by Joseph Pilates (b.1880) who rehabilitated injured WW1 soldiers using bedsprings as pulley systems to strengthen weak or misaligned limbs. He also re-educated the neuro-muscular system so injuries did not recur. His concepts led to him to the USA where he taught Contrology and published a book, ‘Return to Life Through Contrology’ (1945).
Thirty-four key exercises were identified and have been adapted into modern teaching. Pilates can be done sitting on a mat, on a chair and with clinical Pilates equipment or props, such as balls, therabands or blocks. Lessons are layered with either adaptations (for those less able) or modifications (for those more able to progress)
”Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure”
How Can Pilates Help?
At The Mind Body Clinic we offer both group classes and private tuition. People choose to do Pilates for different reasons such as increasing core stability, weight loss, post-injury rehabilitation or improving posture. The NHS recommends Pilates to those looking to reduce back pain and weight loss, click here for the full recommendation.