Health & Wellness

Pilates Approach to Abdominals

One of the main principals of the Pilates work is to develop a strong core or ‘core stability’. Joseph Pilates believed that this was essential to improve and maintain fitness, maximize rehabilitation programs, as well as achieving the best results in preventing injuries. This concept has now been validated by research.   It is vital that core stability is …

Health & Wellness History of Pilates

Pilates Principals

Industry Bridging to Certificate IV in Pilates Instruction (2004), outlines the original Pilates Principals as;   Concentration      Focus into movements to make more refined, intense and effective. Mind body connection Control Ensure all movements are executed with focus, flow, precision and energy. The mind body creates the movement Centring All work must rotate around the …

Pilates Elders

History of Joseph H Pilates

History of Joseph H Pilates Information provided by Herman and Baker (2003-9) and A History of Joseph Hubertus Pilates (2001) inform us that Joseph Pilates was born in a small town outside Dusseldorf, Germany in 1883 and died in 1967 at age 83. As a child Joseph suffered from rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever.  His …


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