Active Health Pilates

Here at Active Health in Edinburgh we offer an array of therapies and treatments that complement each other, one of which is Pilates. Pilates is a holistic exercise system designed to lengthen, strengthen and restore the body to balance and is a fantastic complement to any bodywork therapy or as an exercise on its own.
The Pilates method is essentially a mind-body centring technique that emphasises the importance of starting movement from a central core of stability. This area is the lumbo-pelvic region i.e. lower spine and pelvis. The intensity of the exercises is increased by using different limb movements all the while maintaining a central core of stability. By being aware of breath control and with continued flowing movement, you will be able to correct abnormal movement patterns and these changes will then carry over into everyday function.

The Pilates technique is taught in two methods – matwork and machine-based work. Here at our Edinburgh clinic we teach the Matwork Pilates exercises and may sometimes use small pieces of equipment. They consist of strength, mobility and stretching exercises performed on an exercise mat.

If your physiotherapist or remedial massage therapist has recommended Pilates to you, they will work closely with our Physio trained Pilates instructor to ensure exercises are appropriate for you. If you have come without seeing any of our therapists, then our Pilates instructor will also be able to assess and work with you to ensure you achieve your goals.
No matter your age, ability, flexibility or fitness level, Pilates is beneficial for everyone. At Active Health we offer one to one Pilates sessions. This allows our instructor to create an individual programme specific for each person and their existing injuries. This ensures your session is most effective in order to obtain your physical and rehabilitation goals.

“The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.”

Joseph Pilates


One to one matwork Pilates
60 minutes£60