Pilates is a balanced, non-impact, body conditioning holistic exercise system that can be adapted to everyone’s needs.

Are you looking to improve your strength, posture, balance, flexibility, mobility, and well-being?

Do you suffer from lower back pain? Are you looking to improve core strength?

At BeMoore we teach based from the original 34 Mat Pilates Exercises designed by Joseph Pilates.

Becki Moore has an extensive background in Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Yoga and specialises in rehabilitation. She applies her modern knowledge to the Pilates movement to offer a variety of fun effective exercises.

Health benefits of Pilates

The health benefits of Pilates include:

  • improved flexibility
  • increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
  • balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body
  • enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs
  • improved stabilisation of your spine
  • improved posture
  • rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
  • improved physical coordination and balance
  • relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back
  • safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
  • prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
  • increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
  • improved concentration
  • increased body awareness
  • stress management and relaxation.
Pilates History

Joseph Pilates was born in 1883 in Germany.

His father was a gymnast and his mother a naturopath.

As a child Joseph suffered from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever, but he was determined to overcome these physical disadvantages and dedicated his life to improving his health and strength.

He focused on breathing techniques to help with his asthma and exercised outside to cure his Rickets. By the age of 14 he was fit enough to pose for anatomic charts. He loved skiing and he studied bodybuilding, yoga, martial arts, and gymnastics.

In 1912 Joseph moved to England and earned a living as a professional boxer, circus performer, and self-defence trainer.

During WW1 he was at a British enemy citizen camp. The health conditions in the camps were poor but Pilates insisted that everyone participated in daily exercise to help their physical and mental well-being.  During the flu epidemic of 1918 not a single soldier under his care died.

After the war, Joseph returned to Germany. He collaborated with experts in dance and physical exercise, trained police officers and was also pressured to train members of the German Army.

The Pilates method encourages the mind to control muscles, and it focuses attention on core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine. Pilates’s exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine and strengthen the deep torso and abdominal muscles.