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WHAT IS PILATES?

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named. Pilates called his method “Contrology”. It is practiced worldwide, especially in Western countries such as Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Pilates is a system of exercises using the mat or special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.

This mind-body technique is a very efficient way of training.

MAT AND MACHINES                              

Pilates mat class is also given with different tools such as foamrollers, elastic bars, circles, small balls and sticks. The Pilates apparatus: Reformer, Cadillac, Barrel and Chair let us work more intensive on the back and stomach muscles, shoulders, arms and legs. When you analyze the outcome of working 60mins on mat verses for the machine a span of time, it has been demonstrated individuals working with machines are more grounded, have better general strong continuance and strength. In all actuality, they grew better stamina and core in the meantime.  That is why Pilates also very suitable for strength training such as rehabilitation.

Working with springs as a type of resistance gives you a productive edge over body resistance. Resistance gives muscle its tone and definition, effectively strength. Furthermore, it forestalls osteoporosis, losing bone thickness. Working with resistance additionally enhances digestion, which consumes more calories when the body is very still.

JOSEPH PILATES                                     

The Pilates method is named after Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), a passionate and brilliant teacher, who called his method “The Art of Contrology”. Joseph Pilates believed in the power of the mind to control the body. His answer to bad posture and inefficient breathing was to design a unique series of life enhancing physical exercises that help to correct muscular imbalances and improve posture, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility, as well as to increase breathing capacity and organ function.


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CAN ANYONE DO PILATES?

Pilates classes are suitable for everyone: men and women, regardless of age, fitness level or experience.  In addition to business people, athletes, dancers or health freaks.  Pilates is perfect for anyone who wants to work on the general condition and is looking for an outlet in a responsible way to exercise. The Pilates classes are specially suitable for people with neck and back problems and perfect for all rehabilitations.

Certain specialists (like myself) are trained in Pilates for Rehabilitation, which takes standard Pilates moves and modifies them to fit the needs of the person. The focus of Pilates for Rehabilitation is to reduce pain, retrain the correct movement, and restore function.


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HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Develops a strong core – abdominals and strong back

  • Gain long, lean muscles instead of the bulky muscles

  • Prevents injuries

  • Improves your balance

  • Improves mental health

  • Is the perfect workout for the entire body

  • Reduces lower back pain

  • Improves your posture

  • Places no pressure on your knees and joints

  • Improves your focus and concentration

  • Improves your sport performances

  • Improves your blood circulation

  • Makes you more aware of your body

  • Improves flexibility

  • Is gentle but very challenging

  • Great exercises during and after pregnancy

  • Assists with weight loss

  • Reduces stress

  • Improves your breathing system

  • Improves your sex life