There seems to be a constant influx of new exercise trends being developed every day. However, amidst this sea of options, one form of exercise that has stood the test of time and continues to gain popularity is Pilates.
With its ability to be tailored to individual needs and health goals, regardless of age, gender, health status or fitness level, Pilates has proven to be a versatile and effective workout.
Originally known as “Contrology,” Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 20th century.
What sets Pilates apart from other forms of exercise is its emphasis on low-impact movements that not only target major muscle groups, but also engage and strengthen the often neglected minor muscles. While often associated with strength training, Pilates goes beyond traditional notions of building muscle.
It incorporates elements of stability, flexibility and endurance, offering a holistic approach to fitness.
Pilates fosters body awareness and a deeper mind-body connection.
Pilates can be performed on a mat or with specialized equipment, such as the reformer, wunda chair, tower, as well as different size barrels. The Pilates apparatuses incorporate springs to create tension. The resistance helps build lean, long muscles, tone and shape the body, as well as improves posture and balance The diversity of the Pilates apparatus is incredible! The one can perform hundreds of full body exercises on it, without ever being bored.
In conclusion, Pilates, with its rich history dating back a century, remains a timeless and effective form of mind–body movement discipline.
So, whether you’re aiming to improve your physical strength and flexibility, rehabilitate an injurie, or simply aim for longevity, Pilates is undoubtedly your best choice.
Practicing Pilates consistently will nurture both your body and mind!
At Nova Pilates, our primary focus is on cultivating body awareness and promoting overall well-being by integrating the core principles of Pilates into our classes. Our dedicated team of teachers are highly qualified and extensively trained in the authentic Pilates method, ensuring that you receive the best possible guidance and support throughout your Pilates journey.