THE PILATES METHOD
The Pilates method is based on the teachings and philosophy of the late Joseph H. Pilates (1880-1967). Using both western and eastern philosophies, the system aims to create perfect harmony between body and mind in order to stimulate the neuromuscular system and to promote a healthy physical structure. It is often referred to as "remedial gymnastics" and is frequently prescribed to rehabilitate and prevent injuries.
Pilates is a movement system that draws on six principles: Concentration, Centering, Control, Breathing, Precision and Flowing Movement. It combines deep breathing and controlled, non-weight bearing, motion. It releases tensions and aligns the spine, corrects muscular imbalances and creates postural alignment. Further it promotes core stability, flexibility, and correct joint functioning.
Specialized Pilates apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac) utilize the resistance of springs and the natural oppositional forces of the body. Such machine work is especially recommended for people with back and joint problems. In addition the method has produced excellent results for women wanting to exercise before and after a pregnancy. Pilates can be performed by most people and regardless of their level of fitness.
If you have special requirements, such as physical limitations or injuries, we recommend that you take private classes. This means that you have one teacher to yourself and whom can focus all the attention on you. This way she can select and adapt the exercises to suit your individual needs.
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