Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, and has gained popularity worldwide. Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance in the legs, abdominal, arms, hips and back. Pilates places emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing and developing a strong core or center while improving coordination and balance.
Pilates demands intense focus, concentrating on what you are doing at all times by concentrating on your entire body for smooth movements. In Pilates the way that the exercises are done is more important than the exercises themselves.
BENEFITS OF PILATES
By emphasizing controlled breathing, correct spinal and pelvic placement and concentration of smooth flowing movement you become acutely aware of how your body feels and how to control its movement for maximum efficiency. The quality of movement while performing the exercises is valued over the quantity of repetitions or intensity of resistance. This combined with proper breathing helps you execute fluid movements with maximum power and efficiency. Much like Yoga, systematically controlling the breath while exercising reduces stress.
BUILD STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY
Conventional forms of weight training builds short tight and bulky muscles easily prone to injury. The unique resistance style of Pilates Reformer exercises elongates and strengthens muscles improving flexibility and joint mobility. Pilates creates a body with balanced strength and flexibility reducing the risk of injury.
DEVELOPING A STRONG CORE
Pilates places an emphasis on the development of a strong “core”. The core consists of deep abdominal muscles closest to the spine. A strong core helps improve posture, develops flat abdominal muscles and strengthens the back. A strong core is the basis of greater proficiency of movement while minimizing risk of injury in common daily routines. Extremely beneficial to sports related activities such as Golf, Equestrian, Baseball, Soccer and Hockey and many other endeavors.
Reformer Pilates is taught by a Balanced Body Trained Instructor with 5 years of experience.
April 9, 2015: 9:30 am - 10:30 am ( Repeating Weekly on Thu )