Pilar What is Pilates

The teachings of Joseph Pilates, "The Art of Contrology" unite mind and body to create a direct connection to the muscles. Each precise movement requires mental concentration and physical control. The mind and body learn to work together as one. Muscles are stretched and lengthened while building strength through gentle, non-impact exercises that, as perfected, are designed to flow naturally in rhythm from one movement into the next. Building on the principles of Joseph Pilates, Pilates exercises develop a strong "core". The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine and the pelvic floor.

Along with the body the mind grows closer to it's full potential also. By reawakening thousands and thousands of dormant muscle cells, Pilates correspondingly reawakens thousands and thousands of dormant brain cells, thus activating new areas and stimulating a calm and creative mind.

The Pilates philosophy incorporates basic principles some of which include concentration and control, centering, and breathing. Through proper breathing body and mind connect, and help you execute movements with maximum strength and efficiency. Last but not least, learning to breathe properly can reduce stress and alleviate many illnesses caused by stress.