Pilates for Climbers

Pilates is an essential adjunct to wall climbers to increase their trunk, pelvic and extremity strength and endurance to aid with optimal performance on the climbing walls. Greater body control on the walls allows for increased performance and decreased risk of injury.

Climbers using Pilates skills.

How it works

Pilates works by increasing the strength and control of your stability muscles, which provide you with the support you need when climbing. These muscles include your deep core, deep neck flexors, gluteal muscles and shoulder stabilising muscles. Increasing the strength of these muscles aids with posture, stability, and strength to allow you to optimise your performance. Pilates corrects your muscle imbalances so that you can be in equilibrium when climbing. Pilates also aids with flexibility, allowing you to reach high, stretch longer and feel better when climbing. Flexibility not only helps you perform better but it also aids with injury prevention.

Pilates is for all climbing levels. From the athlete who is new to climbing to someone who has been climbing for years. Our exercises can be adapted and progressed for all levels using our specialised equipment and progression of exercises.

The Benefits of Physiolates for climbers:


If you are a climber looking to optimise your performance contact us on 03300885778 or email office@physiolates.org.uk

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