Pilates

Pilates is a complete exercise method which focus's on strengthening the individual's core with low repetition and low impact toning exercises. Core strength means your abdominal, pelvis and back muscles and the Pilates system founded by Joseph Pilates, ensures that the muscles are developed without adding bulk.

Joining a class is the best way to learn Pilates as a qualified instructor will be able to guide you through all of the different exercises and will show how to isolate the core muscles necessary for a strong posture. Attending a class means that you also have the added benefits of socialising with others who wish to develop a stronger leaner body and this can also be a form of encouragement.

Pilates is based on eight principles and by following these principles, the body can be conditioned in its entirety and it teaches flowing movement, breathing techniques, concentration and proper alignment. Pilates can simply transform the body by creating a sleek body which is fully toned but even more, it helps the practitioner to become in tune with their mind as well as their body. Quite simply, it is more than just an exercise sequence; it can become a way of life. The practitioner learns how to control each movement and becomes aware of just how the body feels at any given moment in time. Breathing correctly is essential and the quantities of repetitions are not as important as the quality of each movement.

There are many wonderful DVD's which can be used to support practice sessions at home, but these are not as good as actually attending a class where the teacher can ensure that correct alignment and positioning takes place so as to maximise the work out. Where possible, practise at home should support the class session and this will rapidly increase the visible benefits.

There is a great deal of information available on Pilates through books and on the internet, and this information will help the beginner to learn a great deal about this progressive exercise system which once started, could change much of the practitioners life.

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