Benefits of Pilates
Traditional methods of strength training tend to produce short, bulky muscles – precisely the type of musculature most prone to injury. Pilates elongates the spine, increasing the elasticity of muscles and the flexibility of joints to decrease injury and feel great.
Pilates emphasizes flowing movements requiring the use of multiple muscle groups simultaneously. Controlled breathing and concentration are essential, making Pilates truly a workout for the body and the mind. Great benefit to those recovering from injury, professional athletes, or anyone seeking good posture and optimal health.
The apparatus provides finely tuned exercise resistance that allows you to work very precisely to develop good alignment, core strength and flexibility. It makes for an effective, no-impact stretching and toning workout that is friendly to the joints. Exercised are done from a variety of positions such as lying on back, kneeling, sitting and standing. The cables, bars, straps and pulleys allow for total body toning while stabilizing with deep core muscles.
Origins of Pilates
Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates in Germany during WW1, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness. One of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works for all bodies.