WHat is pilates?
Originally developed in the 1920’s by the legendary trainer and founder Joseph H Pilates. Mr. Pilates designed more than 500 specific exercises using unique pieces of equipment to develop the body uniformly. He studied both Eastern and Western disciplines and combined the best qualities of both to form an ideal body conditioning program. These exercises require fewer repetitions but concentrate on highly precise movements, proper control and form. This in turn develops a balanced musculo-skeletal system with strong, flexible muscles and better posture. Thus, being optimal for your physical and mental well being.
The Principles – Pilates, a fusion of western and eastern philosophies, teaches you about breathing with movement, body mechanics, balance, co-ordination, positioning of the body, spatial awareness, strength and flexibility.
The Exercise – Pilates and yoga have common goals. However, the Pilates system works the body as a whole, co-ordinating the upper and lower muscules of the body.
The Equipment – includes; reformer, trapeze, stability chair, arc barrel, ladder barrel and spine corrector.
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The Pilates Institute Philosophy
Our philosophy is simple: To continually strive to improve OUR education and teaching abilities while making fitness and health an integral and fun part of our students lives.