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Stronger, Balanced, and More Flexible: The Power of Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a highly beneficial form of exercise that targets mobility, strength, posture, flexibility, balance, and body awareness. It is suitable for people of all levels and is designed to bring attention to the entire system and person, rather than focusing on specific areas.

Joseph Pilates, the creator of Pilates, believed that it was the 'complete coordination of mind, body, and spirit'.

So what are some of the benefits?

Core Strength:

One of the primary focuses of Pilates is core strength. A strong core allows for more efficient movement of the limbs and helps protect the joints, reducing the risk of injury. Pilates targets the deep core muscles that are often neglected by other forms of exercise.

Spinal Mobility:

Improving spinal mobility is another significant benefit of Pilates. Good spinal mobility improves posture, relieves overall stress and tension, and can increase the efficiency of breathing. Joseph Pilates believed that "If your spine is stiff at 30, you are old; if it is flexible at 60, you are young."

Improved Balance:

Better balance and coordination are also benefits of Pilates. Having good balance reduces the likelihood of injury and increases the body's ability to maintain control during challenging activities. Pilates exercises help improve balance and coordination by focusing on controlled and precise movements.

Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor function is another area that can be improved through Pilates. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that span from the bottom of the pelvis and support the pelvic organs. Better pelvic floor function can improve bladder and bowel control, aid in recovery from childbirth, and recovery from prostate surgery. It can also reduce the risk of prolapse. Pilates exercises target the pelvic floor muscles, making it an excellent form of exercise for improving pelvic floor function.


Pilates is a complete form of exercise that can bring numerous benefits to individuals of all ages and levels of fitness. By targeting core strength, spinal mobility, balance, and pelvic floor function, Pilates can help individuals achieve better overall health and wellness.

Where can I start?

If you want to improve your mobility, core strength, posture, flexibility, balance, and body awareness through Pilates, we recommend booking a one-on-one consultation at Marna Physio. Our experienced physiotherapists can provide a comprehensive Pilates assessment to determine your specific needs and design a personalised Pilates program tailored to your goals and abilities.

During your one-on-one consultation, we'll assess your current level of fitness, flexibility, and any underlying conditions or injuries. From there, we'll work with you to design a Pilates program that addresses your specific needs and goals. Whether you're looking to improve your posture, reduce the risk of injury, or recover from an injury, our Pilates program can help you achieve your desired outcomes.

Contact us today to book your one-on-one Pilates consultation and get started on your journey to better health and wellness.

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