Benefits of Pilates:
- Strengthens and tones the body
- Improves posture and balance
- Encourages mind/body connection
- Corrects imbalances and weaknesses
- Improves spine mobility
- Builds a strong core
- Develops long, lean muscles
- Improves flexibility
- Creates an evenly developed body
- Improves functional movements
- Helps prevent injuries
- Helps create efficient movement
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a system of exercises practiced on special apparatus following a specific order all invented by Joseph Pilates. Contrology, as Mr. Pilates called it, emphasizes balanced development of the body, core strength, spine mobility, flexibility and mind/body awareness to support efficient, graceful movement. Contrology offers a unique combination of strengthening and stretching with control. Joseph Pilates believed that the continuous practice of Contrology would restore physical fitness, help reach optimum health and in turn, achieve happiness.
Classical Pilates is practiced on apparatus closely following Mr. Pilates' original designs with specific dimensions and spring tensions. Gratz was the original manufacturer of this apparatus and continues to hand-make this equipment today. Many different styles of Pilates exist which differ significantly from the original work. There are also several manufacturers of Pilates equipment that have modified the apparatus to create a very different feeling. At Pilates Rejuvenation & Wellness we teach Classical Pilates on Gratz apparatus.
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