Classical Pilates is a movement system designed to improve and maintain spinal health while challenging and increasing flexibility, muscular strength and movement control. It was developed in the early 1900s by Joseph Pilates.
Intended for everybody, Pilates is practiced by people of all ages and all walks of life – young and old, elite athletes and de-conditioned individuals, physically fit and physically challenged.
Pilates can be both therapeutic and an extreme workout for the body and mind.
Six key principles guide the Classical Pilates method: Concentration, Control, Centering, Precision, Breath and Flowing Movement. The principles are fundamental to the proper execution of the exercises and supremely challenging to integrate, but it is their simultaneous practice that transforms the body as well as the mind.
The Classical Pilates approach can be as challenging as you want or as gentle as your body requires. It grows and develops as your strength, energy, flexibility, concentration and coordination improve.
Offering a choice of hundreds of exercises, Pilates is low impact or no impact, thus gentle on the joints. It uses the student’s own body, or one of a number of apparatus, to create challenges that the student must work to overcome.
Exercises are performed in an organized and deliberate manner to avoid compensation being made within the body, facilitate safe and successful progression, and allow muscle strength and control to develop. Movements are executed with attention to detail, protecting the body from possible or continued deterioration and injury, ultimately eliciting maximum effectiveness.
Please contact the Studio for more information about how Classical Pilates is designed to help you.