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What is Pilates?

November 27, 2016

The origins of Pilates starts with Joseph Pilates.

During the first half of the 20th century, Joseph developed a system of exercises which were intended to strengthen the human mind and body. He believed that mental and physical health were interrelated and thus the workout we all enjoy today was born.

 

Pilates is a method of exercise and is similar to yoga but emphasizes your body’s core, muscular strength and endurance, the abdomen, inner and outer thigh, buttocks, obliques, lower back, and so on. With so many exercise variations and progressions, you may have a hard time getting bored with Pilates.

 

Basics of Pilates principles:

A number of versions of Pilates are taught today and the majority are based on up to nine principles. These have been widely adopted and adapted by the wider community. The original six principles however, were concentration, control, center, flow, precision, and breathing.

 

More information on Pilates found here:

http://www.dummies.com/health/exercise/pilates/what-is-pilates/

 

 

 

 

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