Updated: Dec 24, 2020
Joseph H. Pilates created a series of progressive movements to bring the human body back to uniform development.
He believed in the “unique trinity of a balanced body, mind, and spirit” and believed it could be obtained through six Principles: Concentration, Control, Centering, Flowing Movement, Precision, and Breathing.
The goal of his repertoire is to strengthen the body while creating flexibility. Strength and flexibility will allow the body to come “closer to alignment and anatomical correctness”.
“The Pilates Method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy…” – Joseph Pilates [he called his work Contrology, but today we call it Pilates]
What can Pilates do for your body?
It can help you regain strength.
It can help your balance.
It can help your flexibility.
It can help your aches and pains.
It can help you sleep better.
It can help you stand up straighter.
It can help your mindset.
It can help your mood.
It can help you progress in other activities such as running or cycling.
Pilates will Challenge you.
Pilates will Change you.
Pilates is for EVERY BODY.
Pilates is for all body shapes.
Pilates is for all body sizes.
It doesn’t matter how “in” or “out” of shape you are.
You can do Pilates if you have a body.