WHAT IS PILATES?
Joseph Pilates developed a system of exercise that works from a strong middle, long back and supported lower body. These exercises are trained on his apparatus to ensure the body is working towards proper alignment. It is corrective exercise.
The practice of his exercise involves the concentration and coordination of all the body's muscles. A practitioner of Joseph Pilates method will experience a workout that is good for the whole body.
Some benefits of pilates:
relief from stress
increased energy level
heightened body awareness
reduced chronic back pain
reduced joint impact
prevention of injury
speedy recovery from both injury and surgery
A diligent practice of pilates can develop physical characteristics such as:
a strong torso
improved posture and alignment
increase stability in the joints
improved balance and coordination
increased muscular tone and endurance
enhanced athletic performance