Joseph Pilates designed more than 500 specific exercises using five major pieces of unique apparatus to develop the body uniformly. Instead of performing many repetitions of each exercise, Pilates preferred fewer, more precise movements, requiring proper control and form.
Because your mind is required to work with your body to perform the movements correctly, you experience a new awareness of muscle function and control.
The "powerhouse" – abdomen, lower back, and buttocks – is supported and strengthened, enabling the rest of the body to move freely.
So, the Pilates regimen is built on specific principles:
Be present - focus
Initiate movement from our powerhouse-our center
No sloppy movements! All movement is coordinated, smooth and efficient
Every movement has a purpose
Building on concentration and control - precision will teach us how to "undo" faulty movement patterns in our bodies
Pilates becomes functional movement we use outside of the studio
Deep inhalation and complete exhalation increases waste removal, facilitates deeper core support as well as deepening the work!
What is the Method Pilates?
What are the benefits of a consistent Pilates practice?
a flatter stomach and trimmer waist
slender thighs and a strong back
skiing, golf, dance, tennis, skating, running, etc.
Who should practice Pilates?
YOU! Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone regardless of age, fitness level, or body condition. Most exercises can be easily modified and customized for individual needs. Pilates will challenge the novice to the advanced exerciser!
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