Exercises created by Joseph Pilates are taught to improve your posture, enhance and improve daily used movements, improve your strength, balance and stability. We will elongate, isolate and target specific body parts for a strong and mobile body.
Contrology, created by Jospeh Pilates
"Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit. Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repartition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities"
There are 34 original Pilates exercises, each to be performed mat based.
Fundamentals of Pilates
Stabilisation -To enhance stability we firstly must choose the right muscles to strengthen, then we must train them in the correct way.
Shoulder Girdle Stability - In the same way the core muscles stabilise the spine, the scapulae also has stabilising muscles. These are the Trapezius and Serratus Anterior.
Lumbar Stability - Starting each exercise in neutral position is ideal. Find neutral by tilting your pelvis forward and back, increasing lumber curve and then flattening the curve out. Find the position in the middle.
Principles of Pilates
Breathing - Concentration - Control - Centering - Precision - Flow