What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise that aims to strengthen your entire body evenly while paying particular emphasis on core strength. The cornerstone to this exercise is working from the core to the periphery. In addition, the work helps rebalance the muscles around the joints and improve general fitness and wellbeing. These exercises can be done on the mat or on specialized equipment, such as the Reformer, the Cadillac, Stability Chair and the Barrels.
Who came up with Pilates?
The late German-born Joseph Hubertus Pilates. This clever man developed the Pilates method of exercise and, ahead of his time, believed mental and physical health were closely interconnected. His original method of body conditioning was originally called Contrology, “a complete coordination of body, mind and spirit”