Pilates was developed almost 100 years ago by Joseph Pilates and has evolved over the years to become one of the most effective forms of exercises to strengthen the entire body. He invented Pilates as an exercise program for injured dancers and soldiers while living in the UK. Joseph Pilates believed that physical and mental health were closely connected.
Traditionally Pilates is low-impact, focusing on flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. This form of exercise brings precision technique; balanced postural alignment; core strength; controlled, flowing movements; along with intercostal breathing to centre the mind.
BENEFITS OF PILATES
Is Pilates for me ???
Because Pilates can be modified to provide either a gentle strength training program or an intense challenging workout, most people would have no problem with this form of exercise. It is suitable both for beginners and for people who already exercise regularly and want to gain more results or for athletes as an injury prevention program.