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What is Pilates?
Pilates is a body-conditioning method that works in a different way to other fitness techniques. Targeting the deep postural (core) muscles, it works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment. It helps to reshape your body, which will become longer, leaner and more toned. It will also improve your posture, achieving the perfect balance between strength and flexibility and is a great way to relieve unwanted stress and tension.
Ideal for athletes looking to enhance their performance and avoid the risk of injury, it is equally suitable for first time exercisers. Precise, controlled movements mean that the muscle and ligament damage sometimes associated with other fitness regimes, is avoided. Pilates in fact plays a key role in many injury rehabilitation programmes in dance, sport and general practice. Its slow, controlled approach means that it gives long-term results and it is especially recommended by medical specialists. 
Why is Body Tone Pilates different?
At every level we employ progressive teaching where the demanding workouts take you one step further than other Pilates classes. We teach you to engage the correct muscles for each exercise, increasing your body awareness and technique. This prevents you from mimicking Pilates exercises and allows you to develop your body and gain a true understanding of what Pilates is. Classes are delivered to a structured syllabus allowing a progressive transition from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced levels.The number of clients in our classes will not exceed 12, to ensure that individual attention can be given during  each session. The Beginners Induction Course is suitable for those looking to improve mobility or wanting help to manage discomfort and pain. It is excellent for maintaining joints, a healthy body, good posture and developing a good understanding of the basic Pilates principles - Stamina, Flowing Movements, Alignment, Co-ordination, Centering, Relaxation, Breathing and Concentration. The Intermediate Course helps you develop core muscles, flexibility and stamina. The programme builds on the basics from the Beginners course and focuses on strengthening the body. Finally, Advanced Matwork builds endurance and tests your full body power through a demanding matwork routine.
Background
The Body Control Pilates Method is based on the work of Joseph Pilates who began to develop his method around the time of the First World War before opening a studio in New York in the 1920’s. His studio soon attracted the City’s ‘elite’ with actors, dancers, boxers and athletes finding that his exercises perfected and completed their traditional programme and catered for their individual needs – building strength without adding bulk, balancing that strength with flexibility and achieving the perfect harmony between mind and body.



Body Tone is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association