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What is Pilates?

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of exercises that are performed to strengthen the muscles and improve posture. It is also known as ‘contraction’ or ‘control’ exercises, as they are designed to control the muscles in order to achieve a better body shape. The main aim of these exercises is to improve your posture by developing the muscles in the body so that they can support your body in its natural state.

Who invented it?

Joseph Pilates was born in 1883 in Germany. He developed his exercises from a mixture of yoga, gymnastics, and calisthenics. He started teaching his exercises in 1919 and opened his first studio in London in 1926.

How do I know if it’s right for me?

You may be thinking that Pilates is just for people who have had back problems, but this is not true. Pilates is used by everyone from pregnant women to professional athletes. You can see Pilates classes at gyms, health clubs, hospitals, and universities around the world.

Why should I choose Pilates over other exercise methods?

There are many benefits to using Pilates over other exercise methods. Firstly, Pilates is based on stretching the muscles instead of contracting them, which helps to reduce muscle tension and pain. Also, the exercises are performed slowly and gently, which makes them safer than other exercise methods. This means that you can perform them without any fear of injury. Finally, Pilates exercises are easier to learn than other exercise methods. They are designed to be performed with little equipment, so there is no need to spend hours buying equipment or going to the gym.

How do I get started?

The best way to start is to attend a class. If you have never taken an exercise class before, you may find that you need some advice. Many instructors will offer free sessions to help you learn the exercises. This is a great way to try out Pilates and find out if it is right for you.

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