Pilates, originally called contrology, was developed by Joseph Pilates and as a tribute to him, after his death, this exercise form got the name "Pilates". Pilates is about gaining a complete control on the body with the mastery of the mind, which intensifies the sense of well-being. Hence, there is no scope for a mindless workout.
Pilates exercise system is designed to work every muscle in the body, in order to improve the circulation of the blood to every fiber and tissue of the body, to bring overall health benefits. In every session of Pilates, the exercises are modified based on an individual's abilities and fitness levels, since no two human beings are the samethe exercises are also modified to suit the levels of the trainees.
Pilates focuses on the core / powerhouse i.e the torso. The torso has the Spine, Muscles & Tissues and Organs. So a Strong Core = Healthy (Spine + Muscles & Tissues + Organs)
Pilates works on improving the spinal strength, mobility and flexibility. A healthy spine should be able to articulate freely. As the discs do not have any blood circulation, the Pilates movementsencourage better nutrition absorption to heel and repair, as required.
Pilates works the deepest muscles so that one becomes stronger from inside out. Pilates targets the muscles in a way that no other exercise form does. It facilitates better muscle engagement so that all the fibers of the muscles are recruited 100 % leaving no scope for an incomplete workout.It focuses on keeping a balance & stability in the body.
This exercise system is developed to have a better blood circulation in the body. The benefits of good blood circulation reflect on the organs, which start to perform better with time. Pilates focus on maintaining a correct posture gives the organs the required space, they need, to work optimally.