The Pilates Method was pioneered and developed in the 20th century by Joseph H. Pilates as a total body conditioning program. The Pilates Method focuses on creating a strong ‘centre’ by strengthening the abdominal muscles and aligning the pelvis, shoulder girdle and spine. This enhances posture and body awareness.
At Studio 6 Pilates we embrace the six principals of the Pilates Method:
- Flowing Movement
Those who practise the Pilates Method experience improvement in flexibility, coordination, body awareness, core strength and endurance. This results in long, lean muscles with greater strength through their entire range of movement.
The Pilates Method works the whole body while focusing on proper alignment, freeing you from poor postural habits while relieving tension and fatigue. Pilates develops a strong abdominal centre which helps alleviate back pain and improves performance in all aspects of life.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young."
Joseph Hubertus Pilates