Pilates is a core-strengthening exercise that can improve balance, mobility and muscle strength, and help with cognitive symptoms and overall quality of life.
It aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and well being. Exercises may be done on a mat, chair, wheelchair or scooter, using special equipment like soft balls and bands for extra support.
Pilates exercises are low-impact but work every part of the body, which has a huge number of benefits for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Building strength and control of the muscles helps support the joints and can improve balance, posture and body awareness. It is particularly effective on tense or tight muscles and can help you to relax and just generally get everything moving.
Pilates sessions take place at 11.00am on a Friday morning. Ask at reception for availability or call Jane Langley on 07773 553327.