The Genius of the Classical Pilates Method
Traditional Classical Pilates adheres as closely to Joseph Pilates’s original teachings as possible while integrating modern improvements in biomechanical knowledge. It has proven invaluable, not only as a fitness endeavor, but also as a superior adjunct to recreational activities, sports training and rehabilitation of all kinds. It’s a safe, enjoyable and exceptional way to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. It is for any gender, any age, and any level of ability, including those injured, previously sedentary and for those challenged with musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disease.
Known for its focus on strengthening the core (the muscles of the abdomen, low back and hips), Pilates’ fundamental goal is for the core to support the spine. With this support, the spine becomes more agile yet stable and creates healthier movement regardless the activity. The use of apparatus and varying length springs and straps help mimic everyday movements, providing assistance and resistance during every movement. This lengthens and strengthens the muscles at the same time. Using proper breathing and precise, smooth-flowing movement, Pilates’ gentle, low-impact exercises provide a safe and progressive mastery of movements which readily adapt to one’s age or level of ability. It remains unmatched as a whole-body method of conditioning that helps us thrive in our everyday lives with greater ease and mobility.
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