It is very important when starting Pilates that you understand the subtleties of the technique. Here at Pilates plus we believe in the very highest standards and want you to set of on the right foot in your
For that reason we recommend starting with one of our 5 week courses, following which we can help you decide which group will be most suitable for you.
Over the course of the 6 weeks you will learn about the 6 main principles of Pilates.
Pilates exercises demand that you concentrate on what your whole body is doing and what you are doing, ALL the time, which is an intense and difficult focus.
Contrology is based on the idea of muscle control.
“The Pilates method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy.”
The center is the focal point of the Pilates Technique.
A ‘base’ from which all movements flow outwards.
Flow or efficiency of movement
The Pilates technique asserts that physical energy exerted from the center should coordinate movements of the extremities: Pilates is flowing movement outward from a strong core.
“You will gain more strength from a few energetic, concentrated efforts than from a thousand listless, sluggish movements”. The goal is for this precision to become second nature, and carry over into everyday life as grace and economy of movement.
The importance of proper, conscious breathing cannot be underestimated. Proper inhalation and complete exhalation cleanse every part of the body and invigorate your own well-being.