What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of physical training focusing on correct biomechanics during exercise.
It was founded by Joseph Pilates and further developed based on Sports Science and Rehabilitation principles. Pilates emphasizes a neutral spine, which means that the natural curvature of the spine is maintained during most exercises. It requires motor control and stability, which is gradually achieved through close supervision by a trained Pilates practitioner.
The focus lies mainly on learning how to activate the transversus abdominis muscle and the pelvic floor, together with the diaphragm and the stabilizers of the trunk also known as the Power House. The Pilates-Technique strengthens the deep trunk muscles to help improve spinal support and promote a healthy back.
Pilates is a form of functional movement training that improves flexibility of muscles and joints.
Pilates tones and strengthens your body.
Watch this video to see what my Pilates classes look like and to get an impression of some Pilates exercises: