Mat Pilates, Level 1 Class
Covering Pilates foundations exercises. Excellent conditioning for body. Ideal for beginners and for days when you don’t want such a vigorous workout. Includes a series of simple, fluid exercises to build a strong core while stretching and strengthening the body. Benefits of practice include improved posture, greater flexibility, improved circulation, endurance and reduced stress.
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates called his method 'Contrology.' Pilates is practiced worldwide, and especially in western countries. For example, as of 2005, there were 11 million people practicing the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States.
In his book Return to Life through Contrology, Joseph Pilates presents his method as the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the 'powerhouse' and is thought to be the key to a person's stability. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner's specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
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