Instead of lifting heavy weights in the gym, your body will be naturally toned through Pilates as the only weight you have to lift is your own body. Adding muscles to your body will also increase your metabolism which, then again, burns some extra calories for you!
Pilates focuses on improving your core strength which is the main foundation for a healthy and elegant posture. Bonus effect: it also stretches your muscles which will make you look a few inches taller!
Carrying out Pilates exercises, you can be sure that you are training all parts of your body. Unlike other work-outs, Pilates does not overdo one part of your body while neglecting others. That’s why it’s so popular amongst fitness beginners as well as professional athletes.
With complete coordination of body, mind and spirit, you practice Pilates with full attention. What does that mean you think? Well, the exercises are designed to unite your body and mind through its six Pilates principles: Breath, centring, coordination, concentration, precision, control and flow.
Unlike other exercise, Pilates is very gentle on your joints and the movements are low stress on the back. Therefore, it is the perfect exercise for anyone who wants to recover from injuries and would like to get fit in a safe and healthy way.
Pilates gets the circulation and the breath moving while spine exercises increase the blood flow. This way, your body will be provided with more oxygen while getting rid of bad air. As a result, your stress levels will decrease and you will feel energised and full of power all day …
Body Control Pilates teaches the principles of Pilates, and develops the exercises gradually through a step by step method. The deep postural muscles are located and activated, with the body in a good alignment (position). The exercises start at a low level of challenge and, according to ability, increase and …
The technique facilitates the body’s muscles to work at their optimum level, helping to create a longer, leaner figure.
The practice of conscious movement enables automatic movement patterns become more co-ordinated, efficient and therefore respectful of the body’s abilities and deficiencies.
Performing Pilates based movement enables the body to be ‘seen’, to be checked, to be balanced and nurtured. Increased body awareness and appreciation for how movement occurs is a vital part of the practice.