what is pilates?
Have you ever watched a child build a tower out of blocks?
When they begin, they go straight up, just as high as they can. Naturally, they don’t get very far before their tower starts to lean or fall over. As a child continues their ‘work’ and progresses, they learn to build a wider, more stable base…a foundation. The stronger and more stable the foundation, the better chance the tower has of staying straight and upright.
Within these foundations are the tools that introduce new connections and teach clients how to move more efficiently. These movements are also important as it provides the Pilates teacher with crucial information on client movement patterns and habits.
This enables the teacher to create a session specifically targeted to assist the body they are working with and create new, more effective patterns to move through life. Along with the foundations, the Pilates principles are always taught. These principles are what set Pilates apart from other fitness regimes.
The principles MUST be present in each and every exercise to maximize the benefits available. Only practicing Pilates in this way will give you the desired result – a change in your body.