Majorca is among the latest places to be swept up by the global Pilates phenomenon, one expat reports.
Anna Nicholas, one of the Telegraph’s resident expat bloggers, has declared that the sleepy Majorcan village of Soller has taken keenly to the exercise system since the Tot Pilates studio popped up in a quiet suburb ten months ago.
"When Majorcan friends raved about the new studio with its mat work and reformer machines, I decided to investigate. Within a week I’d signed up, even forcing my reluctant husband to join the old codger’s class," said Ms Nicholas.
Since signing up, the British blogger and expat has found her arms have strengthened considerably and her stomach – while not yet quite a washboard – is getting steadily firmer as she works on her ‘inner core’.
Pilates may prove an exciting way for expat medical insurance customers looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle overseas, as well as offering the opportunity to meet locals and other expats.
The Pilates Foundation, a UK-based organisation, reports that osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners often recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise around.