Pilates was developed by German fitness trainer Joseph Pilates(1880-1967) as an exercise method to improve posture, tone the body, correct muscle imbalances and connect body and mind.
Pilates is very safe and is medically approved. It does not build bulky muscles, instead, it builds strength and improves flexibility. It achieves this by working from the inside out, building what is termed ‘core stability’.
Pilates exercises focus on precision, control and quality of movement. Your age and fitness level do not matter. It can work for you. The Pilates system of exercise is based upon non impact resistance, making it ideal for injury rehabilitation.
When taught by an appropriately trained teacher, Pilates can be extremely effective and can help you to achieve measurable gains in your fitness level, and to maintain those improvements for the longer term.
If you are merely out of shape, or if your ability to exercise regularly is affected by chronic back problems, osteoporosis, sacroiliac pain, neck or shoulder problems or osteoarthritis, then the Pilates system of exercise has the potential to improve your condition.
Pilates is a safe and suitable form of exercise for all age groups and fitness levels. It can benefit anyone who wants to improve their health, personal fitness, or the quality of their life.
The benefits acquired from the Pilates exercises when executed regularly and properly can be considerable.