What is Pilates?

Pilates aims to improve what is known as functional flexibility and core stability.

Core stability is the ability to control the position and movements of the trunk. Training targets the muscles deep within the abdomen.

The activation of these muscles stabilises the trunk during movement, helping the body to work more efficiently and prevent injury.

To perform at its best, your body needs optimum functional flexibility and strength, no more, no less!

Self Awareness – makes us mindful of how we use our bodies, enabling us to recognise our bad habits, thus giving us the opportunity to change them. A growing self awareness also allows us to identify any areas that require attention, so letting us strengthen and improve your weak spots.

What are the benefits?

  • Relieves pain, stiffness and tension
  • Develops the body’s core abdominal strength
    and improves balance
  • Lengthens and stretches your tight muscles
  • Strengthens your weak muscles
  • Reduces stress levels and fatigue


  • Boosts the immune system, circulation and bone density
  • Improves the functioning of the respiratory system
  • Reduces incidence of strain and injury
  • Lubricates your stiff joints
  • Allow your body to move fluidly and freely
  • Suitable for anyone, regardless of age or level or fitness

Initial Assessment

1 -1 All participants will require a full assessment before commencing a Pilates programme. This includes a full health check, an understanding of the pilates concept, learning the basic elements and introductory exercises to start you on your way.

1:1 Sessions with your Pilates instructor can ensure you are completing your exercises correctly and further exercises can be introduced with the instructor’s guidance.

Following your initial assessment you can then begin to practise independently to ensure you can complete the introductory exercises whilst incorporating the key principles.


We offer regular small Pilates classes led by a qualified Pilates instructor.

Weekly classes are a fun way to share your experience with others.  It provides you with an excellent environment to progress your exercise programme further.

The class continues to ensure each client works at their own pace and level.

A Pilates mat and all equipment is provided for each person.  It is advisable that you wear comfortable clothes with a bit of stretch.

Telephone: +44 (0)1233 812596
Email: jowyephysio@yahoo.com

71 Scotton Street, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5BW

Physio First