Joe Pilates called it contrology, the art of control where mind and body work together. We simply call it Pilates. Pilates is a series of resistance and flexibility exercises specifically designed to strengthen muscles as they are stretched and to balance the muscle actions of the body. Pilates builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body and excellent posture.
The Pilates Powerhouse, or the abdominal muscles, with support from underneath by the muscles of the pelvis, back, glutes, and inner thigh region, initiates each and every movement during a typical Pilates training session. Consequently, the entire powerhouse quickly becomes strong and toned. Connected to a strong core, the limbs then have greater freedom to achieve strength and range of motion.
Exercises are done utilizing spring based apparatus that Joe specially designed, as well as the raised mat platform, that provide a very low impact, highly efficient muscle strengthening and flexibility workout. The apparatus challenges difficulty but also aids movement by providing appropriate and safe positioning to perform the exercises. Improvements in posture, energy, flexibility, balance, strength, stamina, and muscle tone are quickly achieved.
Pilates is for anyone that wants to work smarter rather than harder. Pilates is a non-impact, balanced system that works as well for the super fit, as it does for the injured, or the uninitiated. It can produce results regardless of age or fitness level which makes it a perfect fit for everyone. Like all exercise programs, Pilates is a commitment to yourself. Adhering to a consistent schedule is the only way to achieve the results you desire.
Authentic Pilates the Way Joe Intended
This is Classical Pilates (Advanced Repertoire)