Joseph Pilates was born in the late 1800’s. He was a sick child and spent his entire life improving his health and physical strength. He was a big believer that inefficient breathing lay at the root of poor health. A man ahead of his time….
Pilates encouraged the use of the mind to control muscles. Utilizing focused attention on core postural muscles helps keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine.
In World War I, he was commissioned by the British to train the soldiers and spent time refining and proving his long time theories. There he developed his concept of an integrated, comprehensive system of physical exercise, which he himself called "Contrology", Later on deemed Pilates after it’s founder ofcourse.
“It is the mind itself that builds the body” – Joseph Pilates
“Physical Fitness is the first requisite of happiness” – Joseph Pilates
“Change happens through movement and movement heals” – Joseph Pilates
Pilates truly changes your body from the inside out. Oxygen is the key to life. Deep breathing literally fuels your every movement and stimulates organ function including the heart.
Oxygen is part of almost every chemical reaction in your body, so you need tons of it. Looking to burn calories, you need lots of oxygen!
Unlike other forms of exercise, Pilates does not over-develop some parts of the body and neglect others. While Pilates training focuses on core strength, it trains the body as an integrated whole.
Known for creating long, strong muscles and a leaner look, Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports beautiful posture, and teaches you to move with ease and grace.
All of these things will make you look and feel very fit.
1. Show-up - Per Joseph Pilates - You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions. This statement couldn't be more true.
2. Take Pilates Seriously - Pilates is a whole body movement system. Your entire body is engaged for the entire hour. Typical calorie burn we see is upwards of 450 calories during an hour reformer session. If you are not heating up you are missing a key component.Ask your instructor for some individual time to tweak anything you are not sure about so you can be as effective as possible during your class or session.
3. Practice Practice Practice - Pilates is a discipline similar to Karate that you practice to perfect. The more often you do it the better you get at it and the quicker you see results. We suggest 3-5 times a week.
4. Abs for Days – Concentrate on your core to start. Scoop, knit the ribs, and abs up and in are all common Pilates terms that keep your mind focused on the work at hand. Focusing on the core will greatly improve your success and results.
5. Arms and Legs, Arms and Legs - Engaged arms and wrapped seats are a must to get those long sexy toned muscles everywhere. These are also key terms you'll hear in session. Pay close attention.
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