The Pilates Method
Pilates is a system of physical conditioning and rehabilitation developed by Joseph Pilates, over seventy years ago. It consists of a number of routines that strengthen the body and build awareness. SYL students learn the 7 priniciples and a series of exercises carefully designed to improve movement with awareness and conscious learning using the laws of gravity and biomechanics.
The Pilates method focuses on quality over quantity and is guided by seven principles to condition the body, and maintain flexibility, strength, balance, stability and mobility. By making a commitment to do a few exercises each day you will soon see the difference in the way you move.
Concentration on every movement in your body.
Centering. Find your center. It's your powerhouse.
Breathing. Controlled breathing eases movement.
Control adds effect to your exercise.
Precision brings grace and flow to your actions.
Isolation. Focus on strengthening weaker muscles.
Routine. Commit to doing the exercises regularly.
Today Pilates has evolved to include post rehab, general conditioning and athletic enhancement. It's basic philosphy can be summed up this way:
- Relax your mind and breath.
- Visualize what you are moving.
- Focus on quality over quantity.
- Let SYL Pilates be invasive in all you do.
- Believe in yourself.
- Make a commitment to do the exercises.
Discover muscles in your body you never knew you had! Pilates is a great way to tone the body, create agility, improve balance and strength.
• Be more relaxed to focus on your favorite activity.
• Enhance healthy breathing.
• Reduce PMS symptoms.
• Reduce the possibility of injury or reinjury (RSI).
• Improve joint stability and mobility.
• Build core strength.
• Increase balance and awareness.
• Improve your everyday movements.
• Increase sports agility.
• Tone the body.
• Use for post rehab and general conditioning.
• Improve your sex life, and
• Reduce incontinence.