Pilates Manchester

“Our APPI qualified team of physiotherapists delivers APPI Pilates in our clinic at MediaCityUK, Manchester, that produces fantastic and positive outcomes to meet our clients’ individual needs and aims.”


in WHITE TOWER, MediaCityUK, M50 2NT (next to Holiday Inn)

These classes are not available for online bookings.


in WHITE TOWER MediaCityUK, M50 2NT (next to Holiday Inn)

These classes are not available for online bookings.

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Pilates Manchester

Our physiotherapists teach clinical Pilates in groups of no more than 12. This is to ensure and allow for very close management and guidance, which will have an impact and enable people to benefit from the amazing APPI Pilates techniques.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, whether a woman or man or what fitness level you have. Pilates is an ideal form of exercise for you! Pilates is an exceptional system of precise exercises designed to strengthen ligaments and joints, increase flexibility and lengthen the muscles, thus creating a leaner, taller silhouette. The method incorporates the body and mind and puts the emphasis on learning efficient breathing patterns and strengthening core muscles that support the back and pelvic floor. It aims to correct postural misalignment and restore muscle balance that has been disturbed through bad posture, habitual patterns of movement and repetitive strain injuries.

At Therapy-First Physiotherapy we teach the APPI Pilates Method that is designed by Physiotherapists to suit not only healthy people, but also patients in the clinical setting and those with injuries. The method has a firm background in clinical research into spinal stabilisation. Any questions about APPI please come and have a chat with Jaz who will be able to give you more information.

In order for you to understand the Pilates method fully, it is important that you get acquainted with the following eight principles:


In Pilates, the focus on the relationship between breath and movement is essential. Breathing is slow and deep in order to energize the body. Clinical research shows that exhaling together with movement of greatest effort will provide the spine with the greatest local muscle stability. Therefore, to prepare for an exercise you will breathe in and as you breathe out you will pull the stomach in (navel to spine) and perform a movement. Don’t worry if it sounds confusing—as we teach you will learn, and with practice it will become a lot easier.


The Pilates exercises are performed slowly, therefore concentration on movement is important to ensure precision and correct body alignment.


Control and precision go together. The word ‘control’ means that the correct body parts are being used – e.g. activating your deep abdominals or in the pelvic tilts, being able to feel, literally, one vertebra at a time.


In Pilates, it is vital to recognize that there is one strong, core area that controls the rest of the body, called the ‘powerhouse’. Your powerhouse consists of your deep abdominal muscles, back muscles and pelvic floor muscles, which support your back and internal organs. If you have a strong centre, your back is strong, which means you can move easily without discomfort or pain.


In order to be effective, Pilates exercises have to be performed with exact precision. This attention to detail will lead to greater control and awareness of your body. This will also lead to a much-relaxed routine.


Every motion originates from a strong centre and is performed in a continuously flowing, smooth way. There are no sharp, quick, jerky movements.

Integrated Isolation

Pilates develops awareness of mind and body, which with practice will help you to recognise incorrect movement patterns, isolate them and correct them.


As with every skill, practice makes perfect, thus through repetition you will improve your skills and achieve the great benefits Pilates has to offer.

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