Pilates is a unique exercise system that gives rapid, yet lasting results: a leaner, sculpted body, increased abdominal and lower back strength, and improved posture and body alignment. It is a mind-body system that will improve not only physical fitness; but heighten body awareness, balance, efficiency, control and harmony.
Who was Joseph Pilates?
Legendary trainer Joseph H. Pilates (1880-1967) spent his life perfecting his repertoire of exercises, performed either on a mat or specially designed apparatus. He created the Pilates movements using the body's "powerhouse", the deep muscles of the abdomen (the transversus abdominus), legs, lower back and gluteals, to originate and stabilize each movement. Pilates pairs these controlled movements with focused breathing. Joseph Pilates trained elite dancers and athletes for decades. Today, Pilates is becoming one of the fastest growing forms of exercise in the world.
Core Benefits of Pilates:
Promotes long, strong muscles
Heightens coordination and balance
Sharpens mental focus
Alleviates poor posture and restores structural integrity through proper alignment
Reduces and prevents pain and illness
Heals and rehabilitates through a gentle and methodical approach to the body
Complements and enhances any sport or activity
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