What is Pilates?

..Pilates (pr. pi/lah/tees) is an alliterative mind and body workout that combines flexibility and strength to work the entire body. Unlike a stereotypical fitness regime, Pilates focuses on deeper layered muscles, core stabilization, breathing and efficiency of movement. Using mats and specialized equipment, there are more than 500 resistance exercises beneficial for rehabilitation, injury prevention, postural alignment and overall fitness. Joseph H Pilates, innovator and founded of this regiment developed his method using a self-crafted piece of equipment known as the 'reformer'. Using this machine, he integrated principles of Zen meditation, Yoga and Acrobatics.


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