What is pilates?
Pilates is actually named after a man Joseph Pilates. Around 1914, Pilates was a performer and a boxer, living in England. During the outbreak of WWI, Pilates was held in a German prison camp, where he taught a health system, based on yoga, Zen philosophy, and a number of exercises taken from the Romans and the Greeks. This health system helped the prisoners to fight off illness and maintain their strength. The system that Joseph Pilates taught the prisoners was the start of the current Pilates movement. This modern version of the workout is a series of exercises that improve strength and flexibility through a series of stretching and balancing exercises.
Benefits of pilates
Pilates is an exercise technique geared towards body balance through stretching and strengthening it.It focuses mainly on the central postural muscles. There many benefits, but we will list the two most important:
– Helps maintain the body to balance and are significant for providing the spine support.
– Instills neutral alignment awareness of your spine as well as it strengthens the postural muscles supporting this alignment, to help prevent or alleviate back pain.
With focused patterns of breathing along with systematic execution of exercises, it has proved helpful not only because it is a great fitness work by itself, but as a significant “add-on” to physical rehabilitation and “professional sports training” as well. Pilates is highly recommended by chiropractors for spine and back strengthening. After a period of consecutive Pilate’s workouts, you should experience increased mobility to joints, more tonned thighs and waist, a flatter stomach, and improved blood circulation.
Who should practice pilates?
Because Pilates exercises are gentle, not involving many bouncing around, it is also recommended to:
- People seeking rehabilitation by way of physical therapy.
- Overweight individuals and the elderly since no lifting or jumping is involved.
- Individuals suffering from arthritis because it helps reduce muscle stiffness.
- Individuals with poor posture.
- Women who have just given birth and want to regain their body shape as it provides notable results in the stomach.
The Pilates principles
- Involves the mind to focus and concentrate to improve muscle control and movement efficiency.
- Develops awareness of proper posture or neutral spine alignment during the exercises.
- Develops deep muscles to support good posture.
- Use breathing techniques to promote mental centering and focus.
- Creating muscle strength, length and flexibility.
The Pilates Advantages
- Condition effective movement patterns to make your body less likely to have injury.
- Reduce stress, boost energy level and relieves tension by way of deep stretching.
- Reestablish postural alignment.
- Create a more flexible and stronger spine.
- Promote fast recovery from injury or strain.
- Improve circulation.
- Intensify neuromuscular coordination.
- Alleviates joint stress and back pains.
- Enhance agility, stamina and mobility.
- Compliments any sports training program.
- Improve how your body feels and looks
Try pilates with us
The team of professionals will work with you on stretching your body and using effective technique in order to accomplish your goals and desires. Not only that you will shape your body or sharpen you muscles, you will strengthen your spine and thus, have more balance with your body. Everything you want to know, you can ask us. We will provide you with the best answers since we have professionals who have been in the pilates world for more than 10 years. Our clinic has proved it’s qualities long time ago – we just now want to strengthen you and your muscles!