"In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference, in 30 sessions you will have a new body" - Joseph H. Pilates
The Pilates method is a controlled way of using and moving the body as a whole - a mental and physical conditioning designed to strengthen mobilise and flex without putting undue stress on joints. Working from a strong centre you can regain/maintain freedom of movement throughout the body. The objectives are to connect body with mind, to restore postural alignment, increase toning without bulking and enhance longer leaner muscles.
As we progress through life and experience the stresses that it can bring we can lose the ability to move well. Pilates encourages good sound movement patterns and helps to address the way we misuse overuse and abuse our bodies. Most of us can learn how to re-balance our bodies through Pilates exercises but like all things that are great you need a commitment to appreciate long term change.
"If at the age of 30 or so you are still out of shape, you are old. If at the age of 60 you are supple and strong, then you are young" - Joseph H. Pilates
The Eight Principles of Pilates
- Flowing movement