What is Pilates?
Pilates (pronounced puh- lah -teez) was invented by Joseph Pilates and originally used for rehab by World War 1 veterans. It was developed after Joseph Pilates studied martial arts, tai chi, yoga, and other Eastern influences that incorporate both the mind and body. This form of exercise was later used by dancers as form of strengthening therapy.
Pilates workouts are a series of exercises that emphasize core strength and stability, proper body alignment and flexibility.
It is similar to yoga in some of the movements but emphasizes your body’s core: the abdomen, obliques, lower back, and the small stabilizing muscles around the hip and shoulders. Exercises are done in low repetitions.
Benefits of Pilates
• Improves posture
• Tones and strengthens muscles
• Total body workout
• Body Awareness and alignment
At Custom-made Fit we teach Pilates mat classes. Equipment used may include, the Pilates ring, physio ball, and slider plates to challenge the body and simulate the use of the Pilates Reformer equipment