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Mat based pilates classes that fuse contemporary & classical Pilates.

Pilates was first established in 1920 by Joseph Pilates as a means to rehabilitate athletes and dancer back to fitness after injury.

Pilates is now used as a general fitness tool for the general public although it is still used a rehabilitation or life enhancing tool for physios and other health professionals. Pilates is amazing for rehabilitating an injury or learning to work around one.


Other 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

  • safe exercise for neurological conditions

  • safe for exercise during pregnancy and the postnatal period

  • prevention of musculoskeletal injuries

  • increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing

  • improved concentration

  • increased body awareness

  • stress management and relaxation

  • complimentary discipline alongside your usual activity


Yoga Orkney® Powered by Pilates mat classes are done with or without small handheld equipment so that you can explore what your body has to offer you. 


 *Coming soon to Powered by Pilates Tower and Reformer classes.

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