The Pilates Method is a unique type of exercise designed to condition your body and mind. Using specific equipment or your own body, the Pilates Method works to align your spine, bringing balance to your muscles, whilst strengthening and lengthening the whole body.
Pilates invigorates and energises the body, creating breath and body awareness, core stability, postural alignment and mental wellbeing. Endorsed by health professionals and professional athletes, it is known for its physical and mental conditioning, rehabilitation of injuries, assisting with postural problems, and chronic back and shoulder pain relief.
Joseph H Pilates developed the method in the 1920’s. As a child of poor health growing up in Germany, he became very interested in the human body and ways to recover from illness and injury.
During the 1st World War, Joseph developed a way of exercising by attaching springs and pulleys to hospital beds, allowing the bed-ridden to stay mobile, helping with their recovery to wellness. When an influenza virus broke out and his patients did not get ill or die, it became clear to him that physical activity helped with the healing process. He then went on to develop specialised Pilates equipment such as the Reformer bed, and Wunda chair.
Joseph moved to the United States where he and his wife worked with and rehabilitated Ballerinas with injuries. It is in the United States where the Pilates Method took off and it continues to grow in popularity all around the world today.
The Pilates Method is so adaptable that it can be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of each individual to deliver outcomes and results. There are many benefits you can enjoy:
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