Originally created by Joseph Pilates
Pilates was created in the 1940’s by Joseph Pilates. It was originally called Contrology because he believed that his method “used the mind to control the muscles”. Joe first developed 34 fundamental Matwork exercises and then throughout his life went on to evolve and develop these exercises. He also designed intricate equipment now known as the 'Trapeze Table', 'Reformer', 'Ladder Barrel', 'Chair' and 'Spine Corrector'.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Building upon the integrity of Joe’s original work, Pilates has evolved through research and movement science - making the Pilates method intelligent and functional movement for all.
Pilates is not only an amazing tool for those wanting to keep fit, healthy and mobile but also for those needing rehabilitation. It is recommended by many in the healthcare profession when done within an appropriate setting and taught by a suitably qualified instructor.
At The Body Workshop Pilates we pride ourselves on educating you, our clients, about your body so that you can use Pilates to bring it into optimal alignment and balance to gain all these amazing benefits:
- Core control
- A healthy and mobile spine
- Improved posture
- Functional and flexible movement
- Good movement patterns