What is Pilates?
Pilates is the safest and most efficient exercise method in today’s fitness world, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. It is suitable for everybody, even for people who need rehabilitation after injuries.
Pilates was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates.
- Increases Effective Oxygenation of Blood
- Improves Posture & Spine Alignment
- Connects Your Body And Mind
- Full Body Integration Exercise
- Creates Long & Lean Muscles
- Creates Good Balance
- Promotes Weight Loss
- Increase Flexibility
- Releases Stress
- Core Strength
- Sexy Body
Pilates’s Six Principles
Pilates demands intense focus: “You have to concentrate on what you’re doing all the time. And you must concentrate on your entire body for smooth movements.“
“Contrology” was Joseph Pilates preferred name for his method and it is based on the idea of muscle control. “Nothing about the Pilates Method is haphazard. The reason you need to concentrate so thoroughly is so you can be in control of every aspect of every moment.”
For practitioners to control their bodies, they must have a starting place: the center. The center is the focal point of the Pilates Method.
- Flow or efficiency of movement
The Pilates technique asserts that physical energy exerted from the center should coordinate movements of the extremities: Pilates is flowing movement outward from a strong core.
Precision is essential to correct Pilates: “concentrate on the correct movements each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits of their value“.
Breathing is important in the Pilates method. Pilates attempts to properly coordinate this breathing practice with movement, including breathing instructions with every exercise. “Above all, learn to breathe correctly.”