"Pilates is the complete coordination of Body, Mind and Spirit" Joseph Pilates.
" Physical fitness is the requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally,easily and satisfactorily performing our daily tasks withe spontaneous zest and pleasure. Joseph Pilates.
Pilates will ultimately create longer, leaner muscles and a more toned, flexible and balanced body. Regular practice of Pilates can also benefit you in the following ways: -
Delivers muscle tone and flexibilty
-Increases range of motion of joints and promotes proper musculoskeletal alignment.
-Builds better balance, heightened body awareness and more precise coordination by promoting new 'neuromuscular patterns'.
-Improves functioning of lungs, heart and circulation,by elevating the heart rate and thereby stimulating what is known as an 'internal shower' when fresh blood is pumped around the muscle fibres and organs of the body causing an intense rejuvenating heat from within.
-Improves posture, mobility and flexibility of the spine. Joseph Pilates once said "If your spine is inflexible at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young." Pilates strengthens, lengthens and balances spinal musculature, thereby aligning and decompressing injured vertebrae and helping to relieve nerve and disc pressure.
-Pilates promotes a strong, efficient and supportive core thereby boosting the efficiency of all other body movements. Infact Joseph Pilates referred to the 'core' as the "powerhouse" of the body.
-Increases the stability of the pelvis and shoulder girdle which can aid in the rehabilitation of other weak or damaged areas in the body more effectively.
-Helps maintain but can also improve bone density.
-Complements training for any athletes and is used as a means to 'cross train' by athletes. Infact Pilates is used to train boxers, dancers, soldiers and is currently used by the US Marines, Navy Seals, a number of sports teams, Olympic athletes and the Royal ballet to increase fitness.
-In addition to disc and other spine and neck related injuries, Pilates can also help with shoulder injuries and tendonitis, hip injuries, ankle injuries,Sciatica,Multiple Sclerosis,Parkinsons disease,Fibromyalgia, Scoliosis and repetitive strain injuries.