Pilates (pronounced puh-lah-teez) – the mind-body exercise was evolved by Joseph Pilates in early 20th century. Pilates works to strengthen the core of the body thus not only improves general fitness but works miraculously for people with any medical issues. This exercise is influenced by gymnastics, boxing, Greco-Roman wrestling, yoga and dancing.
The basic principles on which Pilates work are
– Breathing, and
– Flowing movement
Pilates emphasizes on the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, and butt with least chances of injury. It offers innumerable variations and progressions and is therefore able to build interest for a longer time. With Pilates one can gain good body strength, flexibility, body coordination, balance and a correct body posture.
The Pilates classes/ sessions assists in building body strength, increasing body flexibility and lean muscle tone. This fitness system strengthens, stretches and stabilizes the key body muscles with very precise movements emphasizing on control and technique. Using specialized equipment’s like Reformer, the Cadillac, Wanda Chair and mat anyone, yes you read it right anyone can get evenly conditioned body with improved performance and efficiency.
WHY DO PILATES
– Safe system of exercise
– Body Awareness
– Good Posture
– Stand Taller – Overall sense of lengthening
– Joint Mobility
– Toned Abdomen, Back, Buttocks, Shoulder and Thighs
– Stronger and Flexible Spine
– Reduced incidents of tension, back pain and neck pain
– Improved Blood Circulation
– Improved Concentration
– Improved performance for Dancers, Atheletes and other performance professionals
WHO CAN DO PILATES
No matter who you are and what share you are in, we feel Pilates can enhance the everyday activities of your life. Whether it is just sitting for work or bending to pick an object.
You can feel the difference once you start practising Pilates. If you are an athlete or elite professional looking for competitive edge, Pilates is the way. It helps develop your core that are the deep muscles wrapping like a corset along with the layers of muscles closer to spine. It basically helps prevent injury and increase sports performance.