What is Pilates
Pilates is an incredible exercise system that develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, strengthens muscles, develops flexibility, increases coordination and improves health and well being.
If you don’t have time for everything, try Pilates, it will develop your body evenly, give you balance, flexibility, strength, and you will have lean, long and efficient body
Mind body connection
You must concentrate on what you are doing. This intense physical concentration forms what is known as a mind-body connection
Quality, not quantity
The Pilates philosophy is quality, not quantity. Pilates depends on proper form. It is controlled, concentrated, and centered exercise
What Pilates will give you
- amazing posture
- strong core – abdominals and spinal muscles working together
- long, lean muscles
- healthy spine free of pain
- strength without bulk
- awareness – body-mind connection
Who can benefit from Pilates?
Any body, any level. We all can benefit from Pilates. If you’re thinking to try Pilates, don’t think, try.
It is used with clients ranging from elite athletes to people with limited capacities due to disease or injury. Age groups ranging from kindergartners to folks in their 90s enjoy the benefits of Pilates.
Benefits of Pilates
- develops strength, flexibility, coordination, agility, endurance
- corrects posture and alignment
- stimulate the circulatory system, oxygenating the blood
- improves balance and proprioception
- promotes relaxation and the release of tension
- focuses on breathing and its related benefits
- heightens body awareness
- teaches correct muscles activation
Mat work or Equipment
You can do Pilates on the mat, or you can exercise on unique and special Pilates equipment
Who is Joseph Pilates?
Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1883. He was a frail child with serious health problems. As a young man, he became passionate about physical fitness as a way to transform his physical appearance and improve his health. As he grew older, he became an accomplished gymnast, boxer and circus performer, and was also an ardent student of Eastern philosophies such as yoga and karate. He called upon all of his research, study and expertise to create a complete regimen that combined East and West, gymnastic and yogic principles, mental and physical exercises that would strengthen the body and free the mind.