The Pilates method of exercises focuses on building a healthy, injury-free body by encouraging controlled and concentrated movements.
Developed by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a conditioning routine that improves muscle control, flexibility, coordination, strength and tone. Using specially designed spring resistance –based equipment or specialized mat exercises to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles. Pilates methodology emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness to support an efficient, graceful movement. Modification is the key to Pilates exercises; all exercises are developed with modification that can make a workout safe and challenging for any person at any age or fitness level.
6 Key Principles of Pilates
These 6 Key Principles can be found in every exercise. In the beginning you learn to Concentrate on the movement, while maintaining your Center with Control. As you progress with strength and increased flexibility, you become more Precise in the movement which allows you to focus on Breath and in turn create Flow.
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