The Pilates Method is a physical fitness system developed in the early ‘900. And ‘an exercise program that focuses on postural muscles, ie those muscles that help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine. The method is also indicated in the field of postural rehabilitation. In particular, Pilates exercises are gaining awareness of breath and alignment of the spine by strengthening the muscles of the trunk, very important to help alleviate and prevent back pain. With this training method not only strengthen your abs but also strengthens the deeper muscles near the spine and around the pelvis. The pivotal point of the method is toning and strengthening of all the muscles connected to the trunk: the abdomen, buttocks, adductors and lumbar area. The exercises that are performed on the mat must be smooth and perfectly executed and combined with proper breathing.
The basic principles of Pilates are six:
the Centre of Gravity