A form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century.
Originally popular with dancers as a form of cross-training to support their bodies, Pilates is suitable for any body, providing the strength and flexibility that is achievable for all. Pilates builds strength from the inside out, focusing on developing core strength which will help you in your everyday life.
People who engage in Pilates find an improved body awareness and improvement in their posture. This can be especially helpful for those leading sedentary lifestyles or in jobs that require sitting for long periods of time. Pilates can alleviate lower back pain, aid injury recovery and improve joint mobility and tone muscles. It is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, is popular with celebrities as a form of staying fit and health, and comes highly recommended by the NHS.
Alexis is a professional dancer and fitness instructor by trade. She began studying Pilates as a way to improve her core strength and balance as a dancer. In 2014 she began the training required to become a qualified Level 3 Mat Pilates instructor with Future Fit.
Alexis is highly passionate about people discovering the freedom that Pilates brings to your body. Having suffered from low back pain and numerous injuries as a dancer, Alexis has found Pilates is the perfect movement system to support existing injuries to insure their safe recovery and the perfect method of injury prevention. With Pilates in her life, she notices even simple things like pushing the trolley around the supermarket is so much easier than before.
Alexis has been teaching dance in Wolverhampton and internationally as a professionally touring teacher since 2012. She became a qualified fitness instructor in 2014 hoping to add more strings to her bow, and is currently training to become a personal trainer.
In the near future she hopes to continue her training and education through becoming Pre & Post Natal Exercise specialist, Low Back Pain specialist, and Balletfit training.
If you would like to know more about Alexis and her dance career, please visit www.alexissouthall.com