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Witchcliffe Pilates Margaret River Region Claire Hewer Pilates Teacher

Learn more about Pilates

How can Pilates help me?

People come to Pilates with a vast array of goals such as:​

  • Build strength, balance and stability.

  • Improve functional movement in day to day life.

  • ​Rehabilitation from injury.

  • Take the first steps to introduce exercise into life.

  • Restore confidence in strength and movement after pregnancy.

  • Reduce pain from muscle imbalance, weakness and tightness.

  • Build resilience to future injury. 

  • Improve performance in competitive sport.

Who is Pilates suitable for?

Pilates is designed to be suitable for all people, bodies, fitness levels and capabilities. Our mat classes are designed with layers of progression within each exercise. This means that the individual is able to challenge themself within the limits of their capability. 

Why is restoring balance in the body important?

 Most people suffer from body imbalance of some kind. This may stem from injury, overuse of certain muscles while playing sport or repetitive activity (like sitting, standing or lifting) in day to day life. This can cause pain, limit mobility and make the body more susceptible to injury. Pilates is an excellent tool for restoring balance across the whole body;  helping you to perform at your best no matter your goals or lifestyle. 

What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise system focussed on improving strength, balance, function and resilience in body and mind. Movement is controlled and technique driven. At the practice's centre are six principals: breath, concentration, control, precision, centre and flow .

Mat classes often involve specialist props such as the magic circle, bands and foam rollers.  Studio classes use specially designed apparatus such as the reformer.

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