What is Peak Pilates ?
Peak Pilates is a modern contemporary style of Pilates. It’s foundations are taken from the original teachings of Joseph Pilates with variations that reflect the advancement in scientific understanding of biomechanics as well as the changes in lifestyle that have evolved since the 1920s. Many of the original exercises were performed in lying using the reformers, the addition of newer pieces of equipment has meant we can incorporate more functional and challenging exercises to reflect our lifestyle and goals.
The Peak Pilates approach focuses on a balanced workout, combining functional exercises that flow from one to the next integrating balance and strength work while maintaining precision and control.
What can be gained?
Improved postural awareness and flexibility
Improved core stability of the trunk, shoulder and pelvis
Decreased recurrence and incidence of back pain
Improved sporting performance and injury prevention
Ability to identify and rectify underlying movement dysfunctions that lead to injuries
Firmer and more toned stomach and body muscles
Improved breathing control
Safe and effective way of exercising during pregnancy to minimise pressure on the spine
Based on scientific research