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. Pilates focuses on learning to move better so the benefits are felt in everyday life!
Today, Pilates is becoming one of the fastest growing forms of exercise in the world.
Benefits of Pilates:
Engages the mind with the body
Strengthens the core
Improves athletic performance
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