What Pilates can do for you:

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WHAT CONTEMPORARY PILATES CLAIMS TO OFFER:

Pilates is believed to provide the following benefits:

  • Leaner muscles
  • Improve posture
  • Increase flexibility
  • Develop fitness
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Balance training
  • No impact on the joints
  • Enhance performance in sports
  • Help with balance, coordination and circulation.

The Principles Of Pilates

Our Pilates Classes run Mondays and Thursdays form 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Book now on 3800 3417

 

WHAT CONTEMPORARY PILATES CLAIMS TO OFFER:

  • Relaxation : Day to day tasks can increase our stress levels. Pilate’s focuses on the awareness of body and mind. Thus helping in stress relief.

 

  • Concentration: Awareness and concentration will enable you to identify problems in the body and mind. Visualizing is a good tool to achieve concentration when doing the exercises.

 

  • Alignment: This refers to posture, where muscular pain is caused by imbalances in posture. Posture is an important part of your movement.  Hence, if not corrected it can have an impact on your overall health.

 

  • Centering: As Joseph described, the abdominal area is the power house for the body. This area will stabilize the movement during training or daily activities. This is why strengthening the core muscles will improve posture and performance.

 

  • Breathing: Breathing is very important as muscles require oxygen to function. Proper breathing ensures that oxygen reaches all the exercising muscles. 

 

  • Coordination: Pilates encourages to perform the exercises as slowly as possible. Thus engaging in a coordinated series of movements in sync. 

 

  • Following movement: Movement is a sign of life and following movement gives the sensation of harmony and balance. But one must integrate all of the principles to achieve the best results.

 

  • Stamina: This strength must be built up gradually.  Starting at the ‘ore muscles and then incorporating this strength onto other parts of the body.

History of Pilates

It is named after its founder, Joseph Hubertus Pilates who was born in Germany in 1883. He practiced yoga, gymnastics, skiing, self-defense, dance, circus training and weight training. Due to illnesses he suffered in his childhood. By 1925 Joseph had developed machines to exercise. They made muscles work against resistance. These exercises were slow so the person could concentrate on movement. He further developed this idea after moving to USA in 1925.

Joseph’s definition of fitness was: " the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure". He believed in natural movements. His ideas on body conditioning have been incorporated into patient rehabilitation programs.  In addition, body training for dancer and gymnastics also includes pilates.