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What is Pilates?
Pilates is a system of slow controlled strengthening and stretching exercises to create a healthy mind and body for a healthy life. This method was developed over a century ago by Joseph pilates and has been tried and tested by dancers in the States since the late nineteen twenties. In recent years it has been discovered by athletes, models and actors alike, who claim to owe their strong streamlined bodies to the pilates method.
Pilates matwork is a fantastic way to improve posture, core strength/stability and enhance general well being. This slow controlled class will allow you to work the body as one whole unit, creating a well balanced body for everyday life.
Your powerhouse is the band of muscle that circles the body about an inch below your belt line. In order to achieve good core stability we must have good activation of this band of muscle.
These exercises are often forgotten in many general fitness programs, yet have many health benefits. Good activation of the pelvic floor muscles can greatly assist women in post natal recovery.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PILATES?
WHO IS PILATES FOR?
Pilates matwork can benefit everyone from the young to the elderly and can be very beneficial in injury rehabilitation. It is particularly recommended for those who suffer from chronic back pain, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and stress related illness.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO CLASS?
Comfortable clothing that allows the body to move freely. Leggings and a T-shirt are ideal. Oversized clothing makes it difficult to see the spinal alignment. The exercises should be performed bare footed, but socks are recommended for your comfort.
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