Pilates is an exercise system named for German fitness trainer Joseph M. Pilates, who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1920ís. Pilates is an impact-free regime placing emphasis on the deep core abdominal muscles to achieve a stabilized torso and pelvis while keeping limbs active and joints mobile. Coordinating the entire body, Pilates exercises connect the upper and lower musculature with the bodyís center.
Pilates is ideal for all rehabilitation situations, be it chronic pain, fibromyalgia, joint surgeries, breast cancer, pregnancy and post-partum. In spine and disc pathologies, it can help align, strengthen and decompress injured vertebrae.
Pilates is currently widespread in the sports and fitness world. Top athletes from golf, tennis to the weekend warrior, use Pilates exercises to prepare their bodies for the demands of their sport.