The art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested
In his book Return to Life through Contrology[i], 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 practised with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, develops control and endurance in the whole human body.
It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, and developing a strong ‘core’, and improving coordination and balance.
Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning 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.
All the physiotherapist use pilates during treatment.
Paul runs the Pilates classes and he can:
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