BeMoore Pilates Benefits

Body Awareness

Body awareness can be developed through mindfulness of movement.

Pilates can support slowing down the mind and body- creating awareness of strength and areas of improvement.


Flexibility is when the muscle allows a joint to move through a full range of movement.

Without optimum flexibility, the body adjusts to other joint positioning-causing muscle imbalance and discomfort.


Mobility is how a joint moves.

As the body becomes older, mobility can become compromised. This can lead to adjusting the body to perform daily tasks.  As  a result, increasing pressure to spinal disks and challenging  balance. At BeMoore Pilates, Yoga & Personal Training we are passionate about encouraging a full range of movement in order to keep the joints mobile.

Poor mobility and flexibility can result in:

  • Being unable to complete simple daily tasks
  • The likelihood of injury increasing
  • Postural imbalances
  • Pain
  • Fatigue

Pilates offers a perfectly controlled, non-impact way to achieve flexibility and mobility.

The word ‘core’ is often associated with primarily the abdominal muscles. However, there is a ‘powerhouse’ group of muscles which create the core system. This system of muscles comprises of six major muscles: transverse abdominis, diaphragm, rotators, multifidus, quadratus lumborum and the pelvic floor.

There is an emphasis of focus within Pilates where these muscles are targeted and strengthened.

Pain and stiffness in the body can often stem from poor posture.

At BeMoore Pilates, Yoga & Personal Training classes are designed to improve posture and strengthen alignment in the body.

Our range of Pilates classes can assist in postural correction. The three main common postural imbalances include:

  • Lumbar lordosis- an excessive curve in the lower spine which can cause back pain.
  • Thoracic kyphosis- an excessive curve in the thoracic spine which can cause slouched shoulders.
  • Scoliosis- a spinal condition where the spine deviates to the side making an S-curve.

Attending our classes frequently enables you to take techniques out of the studio and implement them into daily life- reversing postural imbalances and reduce/prevent future injury and discomfort.

An essential part of Pilates is the focus on breath.

Breathing supports focus, releasing tension and movement. In the modern world, research has shown that most of us are ‘shallow breathing’ (especially under stress). At BeMoore Pilates, Yoga & Personal Training we encourage you to explore the depth of your breath and feel relaxed as a result.

Benefits of mindful breathing

Breathing can serve as an alchemist in our body- benefits include:

  • Detoxifying and releasing toxins
  • Relaxing the mind
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Relieving pain
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Increasing digestion
  • Improving the nervous system
  • Strengthening the heart and lungs
  • Assisting in weight control
  • Boosting energy levels and improving stamina

In addition to the physical benefits of strengthening your core/powerhouse, Pilates enhances precision and concentration.

Many athletes utilise Pilates as a tool to improve performance technique and reduce the likelihood of injury (as well as, improving their mental focus).

Pilates can promote a reduction in back pain. This is due to the focus on strengthening the abdominals (and the core encompassing muscles) which support the spine.

Through activities of daily living our core can often become weak and other areas tight. In our classes, we focus on strengthening and stretching the required areas to increase function, reduce pain and improve posture.

Back pain can occur from habits such as: slouching, sitting, typing, driving or injuries.

It is ideal to have a correct diagnosis before starting a Pilates exercise plan as it will determine the recommended exercises. We will need to focus on strengthening and stretching without aggravating any pain areas. Diagnosis from your Physiotherapists may provide valuable information to aid your recovery.

Further information can be found on the back pain page.

At BeMoore Pilates, Yoga & Personal Training we seek to help our students who suffer from various hip and knee conditions.

Trochanteric bursitis

Clients with trochanteric bursitis will benefit from building core strength. Pilates exercises increase the strengthening and stretching of the hip and lower back hip, abductors and gluteus medius and ITB.
An all round view is to promote core and lumbar strength and stability, lumbar mobility and general hip strength. This makes Pilates an ideal method of exercise.

Meniscal tears

A rehabilitation exercise program will focus on strength and flexibility- particularly in the knee and leg region.

Ligament injuries

Rehabilitation exercises focus on restoring movement, strengthening of the knee and hip, proprioception and balance.

Clients with collateral ligament sprains will benefit from Pilates exercises that strengthen the knee, hip joint and improve balance.

Hip and knee arthroplasty 

The rehabilitation process depends on the individual client and the type of joint replacement. Different surgical procedures have differences in their rehabilitation protocols and one client may respond and recover very differently from another, even if they have had the same type of operation.

You will need to follow the guidance of your physiotherapist or surgeon. This will change during the course of your recovery as you regain movement and strength. Your health professional should provide information on your needs, your restrictions and your recommended range of movement.

Please contact me to find out more about our personalised programs for Hip and Knee rehabilitation.

Pilates helps to get the blood circulating through the body- promoting less inflammation in the joints.

Arthritis can lead to weak joints- Pilates can help to strengthen those joints allowing you to stay mobile in your daily life.

Regular exercise can support:

• Improving muscle strength and endurance
• Reducing stiffness and improve flexibility
• Reducing pain
• Managing body weight
• Improving balance and proprioception and
• Improving well-being

We recommend you take part in regular exercise and include general physical activity such as: walking, cycling, swimming and strengthening/ stretching exercises specific to the affected joints.

To find out more please visit our GP/self-referral page.

Correct diagnosis of shoulder conditions is required to ensure correct treatment. Exercises will focus on strengthening the rotator cuff, improving shoulder mobility, ensuring correct scapular stability and control, and correcting posture.

Frozen shoulder

Treatment is aimed at limiting pain, increasing the range of movement and restoring function.

Correct diagnosis of shoulder conditions is required to ensure correct treatment. Pilates exercises will focus on shoulder mobility and stretching, shoulder strength and stability and postural correction.

If you would like a personalised program specifically designed to help with your shoulder rehabilitation please feel free to contact me.