Pilates Overview

Pilates was developed in the 1920s by a man called Joseph Pilates. Originally named “Contrology”, it is an exercise system which encourages the use of the mind to control muscles and movement. Pilates focuses on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine. It treats the body as an integrated whole- if one of the parts is out of alignment or injured it will affect the entire body. Pilates can be performed on a mat or on specialized equipment.


The Benefits of Pilates:

  • Cultivate awareness of your body’s movement patterns
  • Improve your balance and neuromuscular coordination
  • Correct breathing patterns to oxygenate your blood and calm your mind
  • Encourage concentration and control to recruit appropriate muscles for efficient movement
  • Strengthen your core and create strong, lean muscles
  • Restore the harmony of strength and flexibility for a healthy spine and body
  • Compliment physical therapy and retraining programs
  • Challenges your perceived physical limitations
  • Prevent injuries by correcting your muscular imbalances
  • Provides the perfect cross-training component for any athletic or sports training program

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