Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.” Joseph Pilates
Joseph Pilates, a German fitness instructor, developed Pilates in the early 20th century. He devised a system of original exercises known today as “matwork,” exercises done on the floor. He called this regimen “Contrology” meaning the science of control.
Pilates is a body conditioning method using controlled movement, concentration and breathing that works in a different way to other fitness techniques. Targeting the deep postural muscles, Pilates works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment. Through Pilates the body will become longer, leaner and more toned. It will also improve your posture, achieving the perfect balance between strength and flexibility, and it is a great way to relive unwanted stress and tension. It’s slow, controlled approach means that it gives much longer-term results – and it is especially recommended by medical specialists for those with back problems.
Benefits of Pilates
Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen.
• Improves posture and body alignment.
• Increases core strength, tones and flattens abdominal muscles.
• Helps you develop a functionally supportive back.
• Provides relief for back, neck, and shoulder pain.
• Reduces stress and increases the quality of your sleep.
• Expands your fitness ability, proprioception, balance and flexibility.
• Advances your performance in other sports.
The classes are suitable for beginners and intermediate students.