The Pilates Method is a unique form of mental and physical conditioning and is certainly more than just a workout. Joseph Pilates observed through his teachings that when there was a weak or misaligned area in the body a person tended to overcompensate or overdevelop another area. Therefore his view was that it is as important to not only correct the misalignment but also to re-educate the body so that injuries didn’t repeat themselves. To do this he developed a system of well-designed choreographed movements to be performed in a balanced, controlled and flowing way primarily to strengthen, support and realign the body. Each exercise developed to be executed mindfully with the emphasis on quality not quantity. His complete mat based Pilates method works every muscle group with special attention to the muscles which stabilise the joints and produce correct body mechanics. Mat based Pilates brings both the mind and body together embracing all his principles and enabling core strength, flexibility, balance and above all a sense of wellbeing to be achieved in a means and lifestyle that is both positive and progressive.
Spaces are now available for some classes. Please contact me directly for details. Also, some 1:1 daytime spaces are available. Again, please contact me to discuss.
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Welcome to Pure Pilates
"It is the Mind Itself That Moves the Body"
Pam Steele teaches Classical Mat Work Pilates classes in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas of Oakley and Chineham. Pam is a qualified Level 3 teacher with over 12 years experience in teaching Pilates. She teaches all levels from beginner to advanced and also remedial exercise, offering both group classes in the community as well as one to one classes at her private studio in Basingstoke.
The Pilates method is an ingenious mix of body control, postural alignment, deep coordinated breathing and balance all combined in a series of exercises. It will strengthen your body, improve your body posture and increase suppleness. Pilates sets itself apart from other exercise regimes as it requires fewer repetitions and encourages flow of movement, rather than held poses. It uses dynamic streching i.e. one muscle group engaged to lengthen opposite acting muscles and focuses on strengthening the core abdominal muscles that help keep the body balanced and are essential for spinal support.
Pilates is both an art and a science. Whatever your needs - be it enhancing your current fitness plan or aiding in rehabilitation of the body after injury - Pilates gives you the tools to learn how to move correctly, rebalance and realign with mindful thought. Pilates will give visible results, not unachievable promises.