The method was created by Joseph Pilates in the early part of the century to help rehabilitate bed-ridden and injured soldiers. It went from very humble beginnings (Joseph Pilates rigged beds with springs so the bed-ridden could exercise) to a world-wide exercise phenomenon, suitable for all walks of life.
Try a session today to see its transformative qualities for yourself!
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You will encounter the following concepts in each Pilates session:
Each session provides the benefits of resistance strengthening, excellent core work and total-body toning. You will feel focused, energized yet balanced, and lengthened. We will work on specialized apparatus in the studio with spring-weighted resistance, (Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair) or for in-home sessions, using mat work and props that I provide.
Principles of Pilates
- The Core (the "cage" of strength encompassing the muscles in the lower abdominals, pelvis, low back, and diaphragm; also sometimes referred to as the "Powerhouse")
- Form (mindful movements)
- Relaxation (deep breath work helps encourage calmness and centering while working)
- Mind-Body Connection
- Flow-(the exercises have a fluidity to them; as well as flowing one into the next)