Why Pilates is so different ?
"Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit." Joseph H. PILATES
Joseph Hubertus PILATES was born in Germany in 1886 suffering from asthma and rachitism. However his "apppetance" for sports was so big that he trained himself enough to become a model for medicine academy.
As a nurse during the World War 1 he helped injuries to recover health and strength by using springs underneath beds hospital.
According to him everyone as the essential right to be in a good health condition.
Inspired with yoga, oriental physical activity he created a repertoire combining mind and body. Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training regimen.
Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion - invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.
Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.
Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced. Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.
Pilates is a method developed more than 70 years ago. It is comprised of over 500 exercises, managed with 8 principles performed as a mat-based repertoire or using special equipment.
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