What is Pilates?


Pilates is a form of exercise devised over 50 years ago by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Although principally physical in nature, it is more than merely an exercise regime. It is a “method” based on a set of very specific principles that focus on the quality and pattern of movements and can be applied in both a rehabilitative and fitness setting.The success of Pilates lies in the application of the principles to movement either to rehabilitate injure muscles, ligaments and/or joints and correct muscle imbalances or as part of a normal exercise program to enhance training and improve reflexes, strength and stamina.
Pilates teaches you a new way of using your body and increases self awareness, making you mindful of the way in which you move in daily activities. Many of our aches and pains are a result of years of bad posture and habits. Pilates will address the resulting muscle imbalances, pain and dysfunction these postures and habits have caused and facilitate smooth, coordinated and correct movement patterns. Good habits and posture will then be trained and encouraged forever more!

Joe Pilates
 
Joseph Hubertus Pilates