Physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness

Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates

In 10 sessions you will feel the difference,
in 20 you will see the difference and in 30 you will have a whole new body

Pilates is a complete coordination of body, mind and spirit

Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates

Freedom of Movement and Mind

  • Physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness

    Joseph Pilates

  • In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference and in 30 you will have a whole new body

    Joseph Pilates

  • Pilates is a complete coordination of body, mind and spirit

    Joseph Pilates

  • Freedom of Movement and Mind

    Joseph Pilates

About Cadenza Pilates

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

At Cadenza Pilates we deliver a mind-body exercise programme to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle, through mindful movement, helping you to look and feel your very best. We teach you body awareness, good posture and ease of movement.

Our approach to exercise is to use the latest Pilates techniques to create an intense full-body workout, designed to make you look and feel taller, leaner and more confident.

Classes have a maximum size of twelve people, ensuring close supervision and support from your teacher.

We believe customer care is at the heart of a successful business and have developed a loyal client base. Through a detailed enrolment process, focused on each individual, we make sure that we understand your background and aims, naturally treating all information you provide as confidential. We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen and developing strong client relationships.

Our mission

Our aim is to help you achieve freedom of movement and mind.

We help you achieve a lean, toned, and balanced body and a reinvigorated mind so that you can perform anything from daily tasks to elite performance sports with ease and enjoyment. We teach you about your body, how it works, how it moves, the importance of correct alignment and how breathing properly can help change your posture and movement.

About – What is Pilates

Pilates targets your deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out, rebalancing your body and bringing it into correct alignment. It helps reshape your body, achieving the perfect balance between strength and flexibility.

Pilates is low-impact and trains several muscle groups at the same time. By developing proper technique, you can retrain your body to move more safely and efficiently, while improving posture and nurturing a feeling of general wellbeing.

Unlike most other forms of exercise, Pilates values quality over quantity: whatcounts is the quality of the movement and not the number of times you repeat an exercise.

Circuit Pilates is a fun, high energy workout.
Sam is a dedicated and excellent teacher and her
caring and helpful teaching style really inspires you to
stretch that little bit further.
Julie, Southampton

Body Control Pilates is renowned as a world-leading education provider for Pilates teaching

About – Body Control Pilates©

Body Control Pilates (BCP) method is renowned as a world-leading education provider for Pilates Teaching.

Your Cadenza Pilates instructor has been certified by Body Control Pilates (BCP), Europe’s largest professional Pilates organisation.

The BCP teacher training course is the most comprehensive of its kind and is widely recognised as an international benchmark. All BCP teachers work to a Code of Practice governing teaching standards, professional ethics and continuing education. Body Control Pilates is remarkably effective.

Central to the BCP method is awareness of your own body. Good movement skills are taught step-by-step, focusing on alignment, breathing and centring.

Throughout classes, you will notice an improvement in your concentration, control, and flow and precision of movement. Once you have mastered the fundamentals of Pilates, you will be ready for more advanced and complex movement sequences.

About – Joseph Pilates

“Pilates is gaining mastery of your mind over the complete control of your body.”
Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates developed a movement-based exercise programme during the early 1900s to build strength without adding bulk, while improving flexibility. At the time, it was a training method for elite athletes. Fortunately, today Pilates has been broken down into progressive exercises, bringing the benefits to people of all abilities.

Joseph suffered from ill health as a child and consequently experimented with many different types of fitness training to overcome his frailty. He eventually drew on elements of several disciplines to create a system that perfectly balances strength and flexibility.

The ‘classical’ Pilates method may take years to perfect and may be beyond the capability of many people. But because the system has been broken down into progressive levels, you can work safely and effectively towards the more advanced exercises.

About – Benefits of Pilates

“You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.” – Joseph Pilates

Pilates improves muscle elasticity and joint mobility. Your entire body is balanced and conditioned, helping you to enjoy daily activities, improve your physical performance and reduce the risk of injury.

For athletes, Pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, while also reducing the risk of injury.

Why is Pilates good for me?

Pilates is recognized as helping to improve:

Flexibility – joint mobility – posture – balance – bone and muscle strength – coordination – stamina – energy levels – self-esteem – confidence – injury prevention – rehabilitation.

About – Pilates Fundamentals

Alignment

By paying close attention to correct spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing and connection with the centre, your mind becomes acutely attuned to the body.

Focusing on correct alignment allows muscles to work effectively without putting excessive strain on one muscle group over another. As your alignment improves, so will your posture. You will find that you put less pressure on sensitive joints such as knees and hips. You will also notice an improvement in the natural movement of the shoulder girdle (the bony arch formed by the collarbones and shoulder blades).

Breathing

Breathing is a key factor in helping to mobilise and stabilise the body during exercises. Breathing also helps relieve stresses and tensions in the mind and body. As you focus on breathing, you become more aware of inhalation and exhalation, which in turn will have a positive impact on your day-to-day life.

Centring

In Pilates, the centre refers to the deep abdominal muscles and those closest to the spine. Centring is the feeling of connection to these inner muscles and helps to stabilise and control the pelvis and spine.

A strong centre enables you to perform daily tasks or engage in sports safely and more effectively. It also helps support the back. Pilates movements stem from a strong core and are often recommended to reduce back pain..