Pilates Central is a short journey from Haggerston, just past The Bull Islington on Gaskin Street. The studio is a relaxed and airy space under a glass roof.
The studio is packed with top of the range Pilates equipment including reformers.
Our teachers are very experienced and some of them are ex dancers so well aware of the strains your body is taking every day.
We’ll access you fully including asking you to fill in a comprehensive questionnaire before any exercises are recommended.
Joseph Pilates, the father of Pilates developed his exercise philosophy over many years along with the development of the reformer, starting during the 1920s.
The reformer can be slightly daunting at first glance but we’ll take you through the elements and exercises at your own pace.
The Pilates Reformer
- The Carriage
- Head Rest
- Shoulder Blocks
- The Springs & Foot Bar
- A Gear System
- Straps & Ropes
You can lie, kneel, stand or sit as you use your body to glide on the carriage by pulling the straps or push on the foot bar.
Head Rest & Shoulder Blocks
The shoulder blocks keep your body stable as you move the carriage. Your feet, hands or knees can also use the blocks.
The Springs & Foot Bar
The foot bar allows you to move your body while on the carriage and is adjustable. Springs provide the resistance, combined with your body weight.
The Gear System
Adjusting the gears changes the tension of the springs.Straps and Ropes
Reformer Machines vary, some have ropes and some straps. Straps connect to pulleys at the top of the reformer and you use them to move your body on the carriage.
If you would like to know more then please pop into the studio or give us a call. We’re a friendly bunch and happy to answer your questions.
If you’d like to read a bit more about Joseph Pilates then here’s a list of his Top Ten Quotes.
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