We provide Pilates for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Pilates is extremely beneficial for anyone seeking an enjoyable, balanced exercise programme.
Benefits of Pilates
We provide an individual and tailored approach for each of our client’s needs, such as:
- Pilates referrals from Physios, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and GPs
- Pilates for back, neck or shoulder problems
- Pilates for Stiffness in joints and muscles
- Injury prevention Pilates
- Joints, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility focused Pilates
- Fitness Pilates
- Pre and Post-natal Pilates
- Postural improvement Pilates
- Body awareness Pilates
- Pilates for stress
One-to-one Pilates, two-to-one Pilates and small group Pilates classes are taught by our highly qualified friendly teachers, who are members of Pilates Foundation UK (or equivalent body). Body Alliance is the only Brixton Pilates studio offering machine and matwork and is one of only a handful of South London Pilates studios. Body Alliance is also the only studio to offer Brixton Pilates classes with Pilates Foundation teachers.
Pilates Foundation is widely regarded as one of the very best sources of expertise, providing stringent training programmes and ensuring Foundation teachers attend specialist workshops and training on an ongoing basis in order to maintain membership. For more info please visit www.pilatesfoundation.com
Pilates is an exercise technique carefully developed and refined over a period of more than sixty years of use and observation, and it has been taught for nearly a hundred years. Pilates’ goal (beyond slimming and strengthening) is to create a closer connection between mind and body, so that effortlessly you will move with economy, grace, and balance; you will hold yourself correctly; and you will use your body to the greatest advantage, making the most of its strengths, counteracting its weaknesses, and correcting its imbalances.
There are eight basic principals of the Pilates method: Concentration, relaxation, alignment, breathing, centring, precision, flowing movement, coordination. Qualified Pilates practitioners are mindful of these principles at all times, during both the execution of the exercises and the teaching of the movements. They are the foundation of this mind-body system and are what make the Pilates method unique.
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness”, what Joseph Pilates’ opening statement claims is that the mind and body are intricately linked and that the condition of the body influences state of the mind, and vice versa.
Pilates Matwork or Equipment?
We provide both Pilates Equipment (aka Apparatus or Machine work) and Pilates Matwork classes. Both Equipment and Matwork can be used for all of the above bullet-pointed specialised purposes such as Pre- and Post-Natal, or Postural improvement. We always advise any new clients to carry out an initial Postural assessment for a tailored program of Pilates classes to be individually tailored. This can often be given at a reduced rate, dependant on what offers are available.