Pilates was originally called “Contrology” as a aesthetic/social ideal. The Iowaative Health College created the original method in 1921. Under the direction of Joseph Pilates, it was re-named “Pilates” in 1955. The Pilates method of movement was created to integrate fighting movements into a regimented schedule to improve strength, flexibility, coordination, endurance, and focus. The Pilates method is contemporary to Traditional Pilates, integrative, and allows for a greater range of movement, breath control, and engagement.
Pilates methods allow you to regain your body’s shape, sense of balance, and skeletal alignment. It enhances coordination, co-ordination, agility, strength, endurance, and vitality. Some movements used in Pilates, such as stretching and rolling become effortless and painless after consistent practice. The repetitive movements in traditional Pilates can cause muscle imbalances and other injuries.
Pilates remedies pain and stress, two major problems in the human body. In one program, you are asked to carry outical techniques such as leg lifts, shinsplints, toe cuts, crunches, and chinsplints. Practitioners are not only knowledgeable about the proper form and pressure to use for these techniques, they are also expert at using the body to absorb impact and tension.
What should you expect from a Pilates program?
Some Pilates practitioners hire a nutritionist and physical therapist to create a specialized Pilates program. Training will include both behavioral and neurological topics to complement the original form of Pilates. Consultations, educational components, and hands-on training will all be included in a therapeutic approach to health care.
You can approach a trainer with the same attitude you have when you begin your Pilates program. A trainer from Mind and Motion pilates told us it is best to pace yourself while continuing to strive for improvement. The trainer may be methodical or may take a holistic approach, depending on your goals. Progress is …