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The Pilates method is an integrated exercise system which combines elements of gymnastics, yoga,
weight-training and breath work. The exercises are very precise and controlled, and are designed to engage the body and mind. This helps to promote increased body awareness by focusing your attention on each moment of exercise.
Once you learn Pilates, which is really the principles of movement, you will use it to maximize your benefits from other workouts, at home and in the office.
Conventional workouts tend to focus on large muscle groups. This can lead to muscular imbalance-a primary cause of injury and chronic pain. Pilates conditions the whole body; your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned.
More About Pilates
Pilates was developed in the 1920's by German-born athlete Joseph H. Pilates, who became interested in exercise and body conditioning after a sickly childhood. Pilates utilizes specialized equipment and precise exercises that can help to coordinate the entire body's movement. Since it is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise, it is well-suited for most age groups and fitness levels. Many performers, athletes and dancers do Pilates; not only to improve their flexibility and balance, but to build up strength. Physical therapists and hospitals also use these exercises for rehabilitating spinal problems, joint injuries and whiplash.
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