ABOUT PILATES

WHO WAS JOSEPH PILATES?

PILATES, OR CONTROLOGY, AS JOSEPH PILATES NAMED IT, IS A FORM OF EXERCISE DEVELOPED BY JOSEPH PILATES, WHICH EMPHASIZES THE BALANCED DEVELOPMENT OF THE BODY THROUGH FLEXIBILITY, CORE STRENGTH AND MIND/BODY AWARENESS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT EFFICIENT, GRACEFUL MOVEMENT.

JOSEPH PILATES BELIEVED THAT THE CONTINUOUS PRACTICE OF PILATES EXERCISES COULD RESTORE PHYSICAL FITNESS THROUGH THE CORRECT USE OF BREATH, BALANCE, CONCENTRATION, CONTROL, FLOW AND PRECISION. PILATES COULD HELP ANYONE REACH OPTIMUM PHYSICAL HEALTH AND IN TURN, REACH HAPPINESS.

Joseph Pilates

BENEFITS OF PILATES:

  • STRENGTHENS AND TONES THE BODY
  • IMPROVES POSTURE AND BALANCE
  • FACILITATES THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION
  • CORRECTS IMBALANCES AND WEAKNESSES
  • STRENGTHENS AND CREATES A FLEXIBLE SPINE
  • DEVELOPS LONG, LEAN MUSCLES AND IMPROVES FLEXIBILITY AND JOINT MOBILITY
  • BUILDS A STRONG CORE
  • CREATES AN EVENLY DEVELOPED BODY
  • IMPROVES FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS
  • HELPS PREVENT INJURIES
  • HELPS CREATE EFFICIENT MOVEMENT
  • IMPROVES CARRIAGE