The Pilates Method of Joseph H. Pilates
The Pilates method (pronounced puh-lah-teez) was originally developed in the early 1920's by Joseph Pilates, the legendary physical trainer and founder of "contrology," which he defined as "the science and art of coordinated body-mind-spirit development through natural movements." The method combines both Eastern (focus) and Western (strength) traditions, blending the mind and body to work in harmony.
Mr. Pilates created the method in order to improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. He designed specialized equipment, such as the "Cadillac" and the "Reformer," in order to tone and balance muscles without stressing the joints.
Anyone who desires better physical health can use this system!
Increase muscle flexibility
Gain mental strength and coordination
Improve flexibility, balance and alignment
Develop real muscular power and endurance
Improve coordination, posture, balance and alignment
Stretch and tone muscles while eliminating joint strain
Develop maximum muscle strength without adding bulk
Build stronger abdominal and back muscles
Stimulate the circulatory system
Rehabilitate chronic injuries