PILATES EXERCISES Done correctly should effect improvements in your flexibility, movement, balance,posture and muscle tone.This should provide better control and support of the spine.
Develops core strength and stability, which gives a stronger, healthier back and better body shape with a flatter stomach, as well as a sense of calm and well-being.
WHAT IS PILATES?
The Pilates Method is a system of exercise that was developed by Joseph Pilates, initially for himself. He believed that we need to be in control of our bodies. His Method develops that control through building core stability and strength, whilst maintaining correct alignment and posture, which is dynamic, not static.
Pilates is a movement discipline. You won't necessarily get out of breath, but your muscles should feel that they have had a work-out.
Done correctly should effect improvements in your flexibility, movement, balance, posture and muscle tone. This should provide better control and support of the spine.
Develops core strength and stability, which gives a stronger healthier back, better body shape with a flatter stomach, as well as a sense of calm and wellbeing.
Pilates should also be FUN!
Joseph Pilates, was born in the 1880’s in Germany He began to develop his Method around the time of the First World War.He was a weak and sickly child, who with little or no formal training, turned himself into a strong, fit, healthy man, who at the start of the First World War was in London, as a physical trainer of the police. He emigrated to The United States and opened a studio in New York in the 1930's. His studio soon attracted dancers and athletes, finding that his exercises complimented their traditional programme - building strength without adding bulk, balancing that strength with flexibility and achieving the perfect harmony between mind and body.
'In ten sessions you'll feel the difference, in twenty you'll see the difference and in thirty you'll have a new body'. Joseph Pilates
Joseph Pilates states:
"If at 30 you are stiff and out of shape, then you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong, then you are young."
The benefits of Pilates, including my classes, are:
Relief from Stress
Improved Sporting Performance
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
BODY CONTROL PILATES Body Control Pilates has been developed by Lynne Robinson, Gordon Thomson, and others over the last 20 years with the aim of making Pilates more accessible to the general public.
This was done by building up the exercises through their component parts, from simple basic moves that are able to be safely attempted by those who have injury or posture problems. Muscle control and patterns of movement are developed first, and the gain in strength follows as the exercises become more challenging.