Pilates and Sport

Pilates and sport

Pilates compliments sports, as mentioned its primary role is to strengthen the core and help injury prevention. This is great news for the sporting participant.

Triathlon and running

Triathletes come from all sorts of sporting backgrounds. In my case I came from a cycling background which meant adapting the skills required for running and swimming. This required certain muscles to be stronger and more flexible. Pilates helps develop long, strong muscles and improve their flexibility; all essential for the triathlete. Runners can suffer from sore lower backs and again pilates helps open up the vertebrae, this also compliments the cyclist when they’re in the aero position for long periods of time.


Pilates focuses on breathing and one of the key issues with swimmers is being able to focus on efficient breathing. A strong core also helps promote a good body position which is essential for effective swimming.


Rugby requires strength, speed and agility amongst other things. At the heart of such sporting requirements is a strong core, Pilates is a key provider in this. Many amateur and professional teams are using Pilates as part of their training regimes. Many Rugby teams are using Pilates as part of the rehabilitation training programs.

Sports Massage Benefits

Benefits Pilates provides:

  • Increased mobility and flexibility
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Stronger core
  • Flatter stomach
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved posture
  • Compliments sporting activities

Pilates classes timetable

View the Pilates Classes Timetable page for information on which classes are on which days.

For classes, further information or to book, contact Ben Spiers on 07907 184 679.

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