What Is Pilates?


What Is Pilates

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Pilates is a who not a what!

Joseph H. Pilates (pil-lah-teez) invented this sytstem of body conditioning and called it “Contrology.”
Today his method of building core strength is better known as Pilates.

What makes the Pilates Method unique is that all exercises initiate from the muscles of the abdominals, hips, lower back, and buttocks, better known in the pilates world as the “powerhouse.”

Joe said it best: “Contrology (Pilates) develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit”.

People of all ages and levels of physical fitness can participate in this effective form of exercise, since it can start out gently and build up your strength. When you work one-on-one, the teacher can see what your ability is, and work from there.

A main benefit of Pilates’ exercises is that they strengthen the muscles around the joints without putting any stress on the joints themselves.The Pilates Method of movement uses spring-driven resistance machines (The Reformer, Cadillac, Wunder Chair, High Chair, Ped-A-Pole) as well as a series of floor exercises to increase strength, flexibility, stamina , and concentration.

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