Pilates: Physical Training
Pilates is a physical training method named after its inventor Joseph Pilates who developed the system over 90 years ago. When Pilates died he passed his studio and work to Romana Kryzanowska.
Pilates will make you stronger, more flexible and coordinated so that you are in control of your body rather than at its mercy.
Pilates is a lot more than a gentle breathing and stretching system for people who can’t do anything more strenuous. Pilates offers the potential of a challenging, dynamic full-body workout that is second to none.
Who is Pilates For?
At Kinetic Pilates, we believe that everyone and every 'body' can benefit from Pilates. It is excellent for rehabilitation and recovery from injury and for posture, toning, strengthening, and stretching.
Pilates for Pregnancy
Pilates for Injury
Pilates for Dancers
Pilates for Men
Pilates for Sport
Pilates works with resistance offered from springs on the equipment and from one's own body. Pilates mat work is the most famous type of Pilates workout but it i not the only- work on the equipment is the beneficial and gets the fastest results. It is the way Pilates was meant to be studied.
What does Pilates do for the body?
Our genetics, background, lifestyle and occupation all have a huge effect on how our bodies look and feel. Every activity you do regularly, from holding your baby and sitting on the train or working in an office to lifting weights, jogging or dancing professionally shapes your body. Years of use, misuse and abuse lead to discomfort, pain and premature aging. Pilates can undo this misuse.
The Pilates Method
The Pilates method
6 Principles of Pilates
There are six principles which shape the way that we practice every exercise in the method:
Pilates instructor will help guide you to learn the technique properly.
Reprogramming your body with Pilates
If you study Pilates with us, we start by working on the symmetry and alignment of the “box” and help you find your “powerhouse”, the key stabilization muscles in the core.
Through a series of exercises we lengthen and strengthen the muscles, teaching the body to lift up against gravity rather than slump and we work to develop a flexible yet stable spine which can move easily and safely. These basics are for everyone, regardless of their level of fitness because no-one is naturally 100% physically balanced.
In Pilates the emphasis is more about training how the different parts relate in movement than it is about developing single body parts. Once these foundations are in place we can build exceptionally high levels of physical strength and control.
Although it may not always appear like it, Pilates is based on natural movement patterns and for this reason is extremely transferable into the way we move in everyday life.