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The Pilates Method

The Pilates Method:

The Pilates method is an ingenious mix of body control, deep breathing and relaxation. Pilates training strengthens your body, increases its suppleness and improves your posture. Joseph H. Pilates (1880-1968) researched and experimented for 60 years before completely perfecting his method, which he named ‘Contrology’ and which we know today as Pilates. As the name ‘Pilates’ is not a protected trademark, numerous versions of it exist today. We teach classical Pilates in the form in which it was originally developed by Joseph H. Pilates. Pilates is a training method with a lot of variety. The spectrum of exercises ranges from the very simple to the highly complex. A sequence of controlled movements are executed on a mat or on apparatus that was specially developed by Joseph H. Pilates. These movements range from tiny adjustments to movements that embrace a great deal of space. Every movement is based on six key principles:

- Centring of power
- Concentration
- Controlled Movement
- Precision of Execution
- Conscious Breathing
- Flowing Sequence of Movement

The entire body receives a workout that is designed to restore the body’s natural balance of strength, flexibility and control. Muscle imbalances that directly influence your posture are corrected at the same time. By means of a small number of highly effective repetitions that are performed with attention and focus, you regenerate your mind and offer your body a varied sequence of movements above and beyond your everyday routine.

Pilates is a particularly gentle fitness method, making it suitable for everyone. Pilates enables a precise workout that is tailored towards particular parts of the body or it can be designed as a complex, full-body workout. This explains the popularity of Pilates: It is highly effective, it mirrors the inherent complexity of the body and what’s more, it’s fun to do.