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The History of Pilates

Pilates is an exercise regime invented by German fitness expert Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s.
Pilates is a low impact full body conditioning workout suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. The Pilates technique focuses on strengthening the core (abdominal muscles) and balancing the muscles to create better alignment. Pilates also works on strengthening hips, upper body, buttocks, legs, and the deep abdominals of the pelvic floor.

Often injury, pain or discomfort comes from imbalance and incorrect muscle strains and movement patterns. Pilates works towards creating a more harmonious relationship between the muscles and joints thus relieving a lot of general aches and pains. It tones and strengthens the body as a whole and is fantastic for getting back into shape or maintaining a healthy physique.

Once you embark on the Pilates journey you will start to feel stronger, taller and more energized within a few sessions.
Pilates is an excellent and safe exercise system for pregnancy and to restore the body post pregnancy, Pilates will help to rehabilitate the body after injury and will benefit the older client.

The Pilates method is based on the following principles:

  • Centering
  • Concentration
  • Control
  • Precision
  • Breath
  • Flow
Joseph Pilates Wikimedia Commons

The Benefits of Pilates

  • Pilates has many benefits connecting the mind, body and spirit as one. Some of the benefits include:
  • Pilates lengthens and strengthens all the major muscle groups, improves muscle tone without adding bulk.
  • Pilates builds core strength, improving posture and reducing back and neck pain.
  • Pilates increases flexibility, balance and coordination, focusing on functional movement patters to increase ranges of
  • motion.
  • Pilates helps to relax mind and body, improves concentration and helps to manage stress.
  • Pilates will complement any fitness regime, however intense that may be.
  • Pilates will make you feel taller, stronger and energised in both body and mind!
Joseph Pilates Quotes

“ In 10 sessions you will feel the difference. In 20 you will see the difference. In 30 you will be on your way to having a whole new body”

“ If, at the age of 30, you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60, you are supple and strong, then you are young”

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