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Pilates

Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the body.

See Also:
Tai Chi, Yoga

An Overview of Pilates

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates exercises are done on a mat or using special equipment, such as the Reformer, the Cadillac and Wunda Chair. With its system of pulleys and springs, handles and straps, the apparatus can provide either resistance or support, depending on your needs.

Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes.

Benefits

  • May provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain
  • Pilates is classed as a muscle-strengthening activity, which can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Find Pilates Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

SportBU - Bournemouth University

SportBU strives to create pathways of excellence and enjoyment through a spectrum of rewarding and stimulating sporting opportunities that engages, excites and develops students, staff and the community.

Pavilion Dance South West

Pavilion Dance South West is the National Dance Development Organisation for the South West of England, supporting regional dance strategy development and representing the South West Dance sector nationally.

Pelhams

Serving the North Bournemouth area with two pools, a sanarium, large gym, aerobic studios, spin studio, Feelgood Factory and Terrace café. A great choice of classes and activities.

Littledown

Set in 47 acres of parkland, with its own high ropes adventure complex, Littledown provides everything to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get active. It’s got some of the best gym, swimming and football facilities in the country.

Stokewood Leisure Centre

The Quest-accredited Stokewood Leisure Centre is our community centre in the Winton/Charminster area of Bournemouth. It includes a pool, sauna and over 60 weekly fitness classes, a spin studio and gym.

Ferndown Leisure Centre

A leisure centre catering for all ages and abilities

BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.