Pilates is defined as a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. The founder of Pilates, Joseph H Pilates, believed that the “modern” lifestyle, bad posture, and inefficient breathing lay at the roots of poor health. He called his original method Contrology, the art and science of control. Today the more common term for Contrology is Pilates.
In the words of Joseph H Pilates “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.”
Benefits of Pilates
The health benefits of Pilates include:
Improved physical strength and balance
Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries