What Is Pilates? Pilates is a body conditioning method that seeks to build strength, coordination, flexibility and endurance without adding any muscle bulk. Pilates also helps increase the circulation which gets the blood flowing to every cell of your body. It also helps to sculpt the body as well as strengthen the body’s -powerhouse- or… Read more →
A Life Of Health And Fitness Health and fitness are topics that are in everybody’s mouths. What’s the newest fad diet? Does it work? Where can you go for a workout? Are there workouts that guarantee weight loss. These are just some of the questions that people keep asking these days. But even if it… Read more →
The Meaning of Pilates
Pilates is a way of conditioning the body and building strength, flexibility, and coordination with endurance without putting any extra bulk on your body.
Pilates will also help your circulation and get your blood flowing to every cell of the body.
You will also find that it can sculpt the body and give you [...]… Read more →
Joseph Pilates was born in Germany Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. In 1912 he moved to England and earned a living as a boxer, a circus performer and a self-defense trainer. He was sent to a camp in Lancaster where he trained other inmates in fitness and exercises and this is where… Read more →
Pilates For The Disabled Pilates is a series of about five hundred exercises that Joseph Pilates created and were inspired by calisthenics, yoga and ballet. These exercises work to improve flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. Not only is Pilates a great physical experience designed to strengthen the body’s core muscles, it is also a… Read more →
Why Should I Exercise?!
For some, exercise is a passion. For others, it seems to be a four-lettered word, or in this case an eight-letter word. But, it doesn’t have to be a dreaded event.
Exercise can be fun.
It can mean more than running for hours on the treadmill or climbing the stair master until your legs [...]… Read more →
Drawbacks To Pilates Instruction in the Pilates method can be quite costly. These costs are justified by instructors due to their expensive education, the cost of equipment and also the cost of studio rentals. Sometimes a person new to Pilates will be given individual supervision until the instructor believes that the trainee has developed enough… Read more →
Personal Pilates Exercise If you stick with Pilates faithfully, it will dramatically change the way your body feels, looks and performs. Pilates builds strength without having to worry about excess bulk. It will create a sleek, toned body that has a flat abdomen and slender thighs. Pilates teaches good posture, body awareness and easy, graceful… Read more →
Benefits of Pilates The creator of Pilates, Joseph Pilates has now been dead for over 40 years and the demand for his exercise program has never been greater. Pilates creates body awareness. The focus is on precise movements coupled with steady breathing. All of this required attention changes ones awareness. You learn to train your… Read more →
Pilates Principles similar to Yoga Joseph Pilates claimed that his exercise method has a theoretical and a philosophical foundation. It is not just a collection of exercises, but it is a method that was developed and refined during its more than eighty years of observation and use. One interpretation of the Pilates Principles is that… Read more →