6 reasons why you should make pilates your go-to class this week

Strong core? Realignment? We've heard the rumours about Pilates but now it's time to feel the impact. As we welcome our new pilates teacher Ben to bhuti, we ask him for his top tips as to why we should all be adding it to our weekly workouts...


  1. Pilates is a full-body exercise. It focuses on the core while training the entire body as an integrated system. The workouts include ones that improve strength and balanced muscle development, flexibility and increased range of motion. It's the total body workout your body has been calling for.
  2. It lengthens the spine and improves posture. Poor posture creates a string of structural changes throughout the body that can cause pain and imbalance in the shoulders, neck and head as well as a tilt of the pelvis or a shift of the hips. it happens in our daily life but Pilates has wonderful helps to reverse this effect. 
  3. Pilates heals and prevents back injuries. Lasting improvements come with regular exercises that stretch and lengthen the spine, loosen up tight hip muscles and strengthen the abdominals. We're all in need of being a little more free! 
  4. Muscular balance. Pilates works to restore the balance and realign the body.
  5. Core strength. If the trunk of a tree is not strong, what use are its limbs? Train your centre while stretching and strengthening other muscles. You've probably heard the term functional fitness; this is it.
  6. Breathe efficiently. Pilates will increase your lung capacity and your ribs will move more freely.


Now, where do we sign up?

Join Ben every Friday morning for Power Pilates from 10:00 - 11:00. Ben has ten years of experience instructing + coaching a range of clients from weekend warriors to desk jockeys + gym junkies. He believes that exercise should complement living a well-balanced life + can't wait to help people to nurture their inner bhuti. 

Sign up to his class here.

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