Pilates is an exercise technique that was invented for injured dancers nearly a century ago by gymnast Joseph Pilates.
Fitness Pilates is a training option that focuses on the body as a human kinetic chain. By applying the fundamental Pilates technique and exercises, Fitness Pilates aims to offset musculoskeletal imbalances.
The aim of Fitness Pilates is to identify basic postural imbalances and through Pilates based exercises to:
- • Increase muscular balance and strength.
- • Improve posture.
- • Facilitate the client's ability to optimally function occupationally and recreationally.
- • The Pilates technique focuses on strengthening the centre by relearning the mind and body to recruit core muscles. Basic Pilates involves finding and maintaining the neutral position of the spine during standing, prone and supine positions. This is often referred to as CORE STABILITY.