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Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness practice, but also as an important support to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds. For more about what is Pilates watch the video below.

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THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PILATES

Pilates is a conditioning system for the whole body and it’s systems. It helps improving your lung capacity by teaching proper breathing which improves your circulatory system.

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Pilates builds strength, endurance, and flexibility in the muscular system, which helps to restore balance to the skeletal system. Pilates can improve mental awareness of how you move your body and its orientation in space. Most importantly, practiced correctly Pilates will affect your daily life. In essence, Pilates is a lifestyle centred on the desire and need to live a healthy life.

DEVELOPED BY JOSEPH PILATES

Developed during World War I by the legendary physical trainer, Joseph Pilates, the system uses a combination of simple but well-designed repetitive exercises.

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The Pilates Method begins by strengthening the abdomen, lower back and hips, and focuses on making the torso the power center of the body. This allows the rest of the body to move more freely. It directs your mind to your body, which makes the exercises more interesting and efficient.

WHAT IS PILATES? (VIDEO)