What is Classical Pilates?
Classical Pilates is the original work designed by Joseph and Clara Pilates with little or no deviation. The most obvious difference between Classical Pilates and other disciplines is the exercise order. The traditional order recruits specific muscle firing patterns over and over challenging the body’s movement by changing the center of gravity and the surface stability. This systematic approach allows significant changes to happen to the body and creates strength quickly. "Contemporary" methods have no order and often change the goal or purpose of the exercises and in turn compromise the integrity of the original work. There are many variations of Pilates in the market today. All are Pilates based, but only the classical work is truly Pilates and has stood the test of time.
What Can Pilates Do for You?
Pilates is a movement system designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Strength, flexibility and coordination are key components in an effective Pilates Program. Posture, balance, core strength and lung capacity are all greatly increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience body awareness for the first time. Pilates teaches balance and control to the body and can spill over into other areas of ones life.