The original name of Pilates was Contrology: The Art of Control.
The method was created in the 1900’s and developed over the course of Joseph Pilates’ lifetime. Joe believed that by moving with control, following a specific order of exercises and using your breath properly you could rid yourself of chronic pain and instabilities. A steady practice of Pilates improves every functional aspect your life.
Why should athletes have a consistent Pilates practice?
Sports of all kinds (running, cycling, pickleball, baseball, softball, tennis etc) all use the same repetitive motions. The Art of Pilates allows your body to go places and directions you don’t ordinarily go, which develops a stronger, more resilient athlete. Pilates is a complete body workout that opens the hips, the shoulders, and gives better movement to your spine. It forces you to use your “powerhouse” every repetition. Overtime, you learn to do this automatically keeping our athletes healthy and injury resilient.
Students of the method build strength and develop control and endurance in the body. The exercise system uses body weight and equipment springs for resistance to engage your entire body during a session. The system utilizes a variety of equipment, such as the Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel, High Chair, and Wunda Chair.