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About Pilates

About Pilates

The method known as Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates, who himself called his method "Contrology".

The method improves balance and coordination, as well as flexibility and core muscle strength. In a typical Pilates training session a mat and specific equipment, which was developed and originally made by Joseph himself, is used. The Pilates equipment is simple yet ingenious, and can train virtually just about any part of your body.

"Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities. "-Joseph H. Pilates, Return to Life Through Contrology, 1945.

Nowadays Pilates is renowned for its effectiveness in improving posture, toning and strengthening muscles and the overall health improvement. It is said to be suitable and beneficial for everyone, form the average person through professional athletes and dancers, children and seniors.

Why is Pilates so unique and different from other types of training? It is "Balance of Body and Mind" that makes the method so unique and effective. The way the Pilates workout engages your body and mind establishes a balance between exercising and relaxation.

"The simultaneous and co-equal development of one's ability voluntarily to control one's body and mind is a paramount low of nature." - Joseph H. Pilates, Your Health, 1934.

Core training has been gathering lots of attention in recent years. This is true that Pilates exercises focus on the core muscles, and most of the movements are designed to involve the core muscles. Yet, Pilates is the Whole Body Movement that aims at improving overall health and mental well-being. Although there are some similarities, core training and Pilates are not the synonymous terms.

"Pilates is not just a series of exercises; it is a concept, a philosophy. You can learn every exercise on every piece of equipment and not know Pilates". - Eve Gentry

When Joseph opened up his studio in New York City in 1926, his clients were mainly dancers and wealthy celebrities. Despite of Joseph's strong belief that everybody should practice his exercises, the method continued to be the workout of the elite. The situation changed after his death, when in 1970s through 1980s the method was rediscovered and entered the health and fitness mainstream.

Today, backed up by scientific evidence, Pilates is present in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, schools, sports clubs and private studios around the world. And the community continues to grow.

"The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier." - Joseph H. Pilates, 1965

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Benefits of Pilates

  • Improved Posture

  • Reduced Stress

  • Injury Prevention and Recovery

  • Strengthened core muscles

  • Improved Concentration and Mental health

  • Greater Clarity of Mind

  • Athletic Enhancement

  • Improved Balance and Flexibility

  • Strong, Lean Muscles

  • Connection between mind and body