The Oxford Pilates Studio was established in 2000 by Diana Sullivan, who trained with Romana Kryzanowska a student of Joseph Pilates. Andrea Jobbagy took over as the Director of The Oxford Pilates Studio when Diana retired in 2013.
The aim of Pilates is to achieve muscle balance and to improve posture, resulting in more economical movements. Economical movements can reduce risk of injury, enhance performance, increase endurance, flexibility and strength, while reducing pain due to muscle tension and imbalance e.g.: lower back pain, sciatica or tension headache.
‘With contrology (Pilates) you will develop muscular power with corresponding endurance, ability to perform arduous duties, to play strenuous games, to run, walk or travel for long distances without undue fatigue or mental strength. And this is by no means the end.’ Joseph Pilates