Pilates


Pilates is movement
The idea is simple, yet profound. Pilates is a method that functions from the inside out, which sets it apart from other kinds of exercise. And it makes it efficient. One must first begin by strengthening the muscles that make up what we call “the core,” “the centre,” or “the powerhouse.” These stabilising muscles allow to refine posture and maintain the trunk in an optimal position, while the muscles that move the rest of the body do their jobs. The idea of core muscles tends to minimize Pilates to a method that is ideal for getting a flat tummy before the summer holidays. But it is so much more than that, it is a whole-body exercise. It develops all muscle groups in a goal of uniform development. No muscle group is developed whilst neglecting its oppositional group (quadriceps and hamstrings, for example). This harmonious development creates symmetry and balance, all the while lessening excess pressure on the body’s joints. Instead of working one muscle in repetitions, every exercise works the whole body. This approach requires concentration and attention to have the best effects and the minimize repetitions. Regularity Pilates practice and increasing breath capacity will improve the efficiency of the exercises, bringing with it strength and flexibility.

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