A Brief History of Pilates

The Pilates Method of exercise has its origins in the work of the late Joseph Pilates, who was born in 1880 near Düsseldorf, Germany. He was a frail child and turned to physical fitness programmes to improve his body image, becoming a keen sportsman, developing talents in sports as varied as diving, gymnastics and boxing. […]

What makes Body Control Pilates different? – The Body Control Pilates Method

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 […]

Benefits of Pilates – Why Pilates?

1. Pilates is Whole-Body Fitness Unlike some forms of exercise, Pilates does not over-develop some parts of the body and neglect others. While Pilates training focuses on core strength, it trains the body as an integrated whole. Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints. […]