About PilatesWhat is Pilates?
is a mind-body exercise system developed by German-born Joseph Pilates.
Joe and his wife, Clara opened their first studio in 1926 in New York
City. The Pilates Method is a body conditioning program designed to
strengthen, lengthen and align the body. It rebalances the muscles
around the joints, emphasizes harmony between strength and flexibility,
corrects posture and even helps to relieve stress. Regular practice
transforms the way your body feels, looks and moves. Carefully performed
movements combined with good alignment, regulated breathing and
activation of the deep core muscles are unique to Pilates. Whether your desire is to sculpt a toned physique, prevent injury for athletics, increase overall strength, relieve stress, or get back in shape after the holidays – Pilates is for you.
The benefits of Pilates
- Increased strength and mobility
- Improved posture and balance
- Better breathing and circulation
- Injury prevention
- Stress reduction
- Suits everyone from every walk of life and fitness level
How is Pilates practiced?
is a copmlex movement system that uses exercises performed in a mat
class and/or on special equipment developed by Joseph Pilates. It can
be done in a one-on-one, or group format. Staring Pilates in a
one-on-one setting allows you to learn necessary modifications for
exercises and enables you to develop a thorough understanding for the
classes are very popular and easy to join. Using your own body weight
you learn classical strengthening and mobilizing exercises like the
Hundred, Single Leg Stretch, Swan, Spine Twist, etc. To join a mat
Pilates class, all you need is comfortable clothes.
based Pilates requires special machines. Joseph Pilates designed several pieces of machinery: Reformer, Stability Chair, Cadillac,
Ladder Barrel and smaller props like the Magic Circle, Arc Barrel and
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About YogaWhat is yoga?
originates from India and looks back to thousands of years of history.
The physical aspect of yoga as we know it in the West, is the part of a
larger system that helps to 'relink', or 'reconnect' (meaning of the
Sanskrit word 'yoga'). The asanas, or yoga poses serve as a methodical
process to learn to still and control the body and mind. Physical health
and mental well being are positive side effects of regular practice of
the poses. Students of all ages and physical ability join yoga classes
to improve their lives and achieve their health goals.
The benefits of yogaasanas
- Increased strength
- Better breathing and flexibility
- Improved focus, balance and circulation
- Improved muscle tone
- Stress releive
- Pain releive
- Mental balance
How is yoga practiced?
is performed in a group, or private setting. The key to success is to
develop a regular schedule of practice, which will allow you to
progress in your own pace. All you need is a comfortable exercise
outfit, a yoga mat and some dedication. To allow yourself a safe
practice for the years to come, learn to accept where your body is
today and work on improving it patiently.
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