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What Is Pilates?

Pilates was first invented by its founder Joseph Pilates who started to use his method around 80 years ago, which became very popular with dancers, gymnasts and athletes. Joseph Pilates noticed that when people had a weakness or unbalanced alignment in their body, they would over compensate another area. Consequently Joseph Pilates believed that is was most important to correct that weakness but to also re – train the body to avoid a re- occurrence of the weakness. Joseph Pilates belief that true wellbeing came from physical fitness and positive mental attitude.
Pilates has become very popular to the public off all ages and abilities due to the slow controlled movements that largely strengthen the core muscles that stabilize and maintain the spine, correct postural problems and re align the body. When training in Pilates you will bring mind and body together, centering on balance, precision, breathing and concentration.

The Priciples Of Pilates

The following principles are what Pilates is based on:

  • Concentration
  • Breathing
  • Control
  • Centring
  • Precision
  • Flow

Pilates with Lower Back Pain Care:

Often over time through bad habits, poor posture and lifestyle we can start to use the back incorrectly. Thus the lower back can quickly become tired and overworked which can in turn lead to lower back pain.
Therefore we need to look at why the lower back is reacting the way it is and then start to regain its strength and mobility.
Combining lower back care exercises and the core control of Pilates has a great focus on achieving that.

We will start to look at the areas below with a view to getting you to take control of your lower back pain and exercise care.

  • Releasing any recognised restrictions
  • Rebalance Muscles
  • Re-education of Muscles

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