the pilates method
The Pilates Method is a unique physical conditioning technique that integrates the mind and body. It was developed by Joseph H Pilates in the 1920s.
Regular practice of the The Pilates Method, under the guidance of an experienced and professionally qualified instructor can bring the following benefits:
• Develops core abdominal and back strength
• Strengthens, tones and lengthens muscles without adding bulk
• Develops a powerful and flexible body
• Improves posture
• Increases endurance, balance and coordination
• Improves the performance of the heart, lungs and circulatory system
• Prevents injuries
• Reduces stress and muscular tension
• Prevents osteoporosis
• Alleviates back, joint and muscular problems.
instructor qualifications & background
Andy Nice is a qualified member of the Pilates Foundation UK. The Pilates Foundation has a world-wide reputation for the excellence of it’s training and instructors.
Andy started Pilates as a way of overcoming the effect of a serious sporting injury to the spine. Motivated by the benefits he went on to train as an instructor in London. Since qualifying he has continued to undertake significant additional training. In particular he has qualified as an instructor with JEMs movement. JEMs is a movement system developed by Joanne Elphinston who is one of the world’s leading instructors on movement training. He is particularly interested in the application of Pilates and JEMs movement training for rehabilitation and improving the performance of movement in sport and everyday activities.