WHAT IS PILATES?
Joseph Pilates developed a system of exercise that works from a strong middle, lengthened back and supported lower body.
Pilates exercises are trained on apparatus to teach the body about proper movement mechanics and alignment. It is corrective exercise.
The practice of Pilates involves the concentration and coordination of all the body's muscles. A practitioner of Joseph Pilates’ system of exercise will experience a workout that is good for the whole body.
“Contrology (Pilates) is complete coordination of mind, body, and spirit. Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body, and then proper repetition of it’s exercises, you gradually and progressively acquire the natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities.” - Joseph Pilates
Benefits of pilates:
relief from stress
increase energy level
heighten body awareness
reduce chronic back pain
reduce joint impact
quick recovery from injury and surgery
A diligent practice of pilates can:
develop a strong torso
increase stability in the joints
improve balance and coordination
increase muscular tone and endurance
enhance athletic performance