Joseph Pilates called his movement Contrology, the “Art of Control”. Pilates teaches you how to control your bodies movements in a safe exercise regime.
Within Pilates there are 6 key principles:
Control is fundamental to Pilates. Body and muscle control avoids injury and helps us produce positive results.
Pilates teaches your body how to get the full benefits out of learning to breath effectively. Effective breathing increases circulation and deepens the work of the abdominal muscles.
Concentration is vital if you are to gain full mind and body connection. The more you concentrate on the movements, the more effective the workout.
Classes will flow from move to move in a smooth transition so that your body is in a constant movement pattern.
Every movement within a Pilates class should initiate in the centre of the body ( abdominal and back ).
Every movement in the Pilates method has a purpose. Being precise in the movements is a key focus of every class.
History of Pilates
“Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavour”.
(Photo of Joseph Pilates © Chuck Rapoport – icrapoport.com)
“After 10 sessions you will feel a difference, after 20 sessions you will see the difference and after 30 sessions, you will be on your way to a whole new body.”
“Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.”
“Physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness”