Pilates is a full body workout that is low impact which makes it great for anyone, at any age. Pilates helps people to move better, feel better, and perform at their best. This wonderful exercise system was developed by Joseph Pilates helps people:
- Build strength and tone muscles
- Improve balance
- Increase flexibility and mobility
- Develop core strength
Joseph Pilates created Contrology which later turned into Pilates, over 80 years ago. Exercises are performed on a mat or a specially designed Pilates equipment including the Reformer, the Trapeze Table or Cadillac, the Wunda Chair, the Magic Circle, and Barrels. The Pilates system includes exercises for every part of the body and applications for every kind of activity. When Pilates was first created, it was so far ahead of its time that it did not begin to achieve popular recognition until the first few years of the 21st century. Over 10 million people are now practicing Pilates in the United States and numbers are growing every year.
People with back injuries may also benefit from practicing Pilates as the movements performed help to strengthen the back muscles without placing any pressure on them particularly on the Reformer or Cadillac.
So why not give Pilates a try!!!