Penny’s Pilates

Pilates, also known as the Pilates method, is a systematic whole body workout to strengthen the muscles, primarily the pelvic floor, abdominal and back muscles. Pilates training can take place on the mat or on specially developed equipment. It was invented by the German Joseph Hubertus Pilates (1883-1967). He first called his method Contrology because Pilates is about controlling the muscles with the help of the mind.  

I have been a Pilates instructor now for 3 years and trained originally with Future Fit. I have very recently undertaken training with Body Control Pilates and am working towards my final assessment with them. My background originally was in childcare, but I wanted a career change which involved fitness as it has been a passion of mine for many years. I chose Pilates as I value the importance of posture, mobility and flexibility and wanted to support people in improving their quality of life through movement. We spend so much time participating in activities which limit range of movement and Pilates not only improves this, but provides a mind body connection, which in turn eases anxiety and stress. Having undertaken my recent training, I now want to specialise further in the more elderly population and other specialised areas, such as neurological conditions.
Penny Dove

 

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