Pilates is a method of exercise developed by German-born Joseph Pilates. It focuses on building your body's core strength and improving your posture through a series of low repetition low impact stretching and conditioning exercises.
Pilates exercise focuses on postural symmetry, breath control, abdominal strength, spine, pelvis and shoulder stabilization, muscular flexibility, joint mobility and strengthening through the complete range of motion of all joints. Instead of isolating muscle groups, the whole body is trained, integrating the upper and lower extremities with the trunk.
Return to Life and Your Health are the only texts published by Joseph Pilates. These texts provide a basis to understand the history and philosophy behind the Pilates method. The PMA believes that the Pilates method of exercise instruction should evolve in accordance with current scientific research and biomechanical principles.
The Pilates method is a physical movement program designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. In 1926, Joseph and Clara Pilates brought their exercise system, originally called “Contrology”, to New York City.
With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor itself, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds.
we are talking about your back, abdominal and pelvic muscles. Through pilates, you will be able to develop these muscles without adding bulk, increasing your flexibility and agility and at the same time toning your stomach and thigh muscles. By core strength,
Pilates goes far beyond your core muscles however and not only provides a complete body workout (you will be working muscles you didn't even know you had!), but also helps you develop an awareness of how your body works, helping your mind and body to work in harmony.
- Improved posture
- Relief from back pain
- A good night's sleep
- Increase your strength and stamina without adding muscle bulk
- Pilates can help prevent osteoporosis
- A great way to relax and beat stress
- Help with prevention of incontinence
- Improve your balance and co-ordination
- Helps aid recovery after injury - and prevent injury recurring
- No pain plenty gain!
10 min pilates flex-full
Download here: The Pilates Flex and Stretch: A Dynamic Flexibility Program
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