What is Pilates?


Pilates is a method of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the mind-body connection, core strength and balanced muscle development.

It is based on six principles:

1. Centering

All movement originates in the center. In Pilates, the center refers to the deep musculature of the pelvis, abdomen and spine.

2. Control
The quality of movement depends on control. Movements should always be performed with control to avoid injury and achieve optimal results.

3. Concentration
One goal of Pilates is to connect mind and body and concentration is vital to attain this connection. With each movement, concentrate and focus on all the details and the body as a whole.

4. Precision
Each movement has a purpose and should be performed precisely. Movements should be clear and direct.

5. Breath
Conscious breathing supports the movement and the mind-body connection. Deep inhalation and exhalation helps bring oxygen to the muscles and remove waste products.

6. Flowing Movement
Dynamic flowing movement is important for all the exercises. Jerky movements should be avoided.

For all who want to take care of their mind and body.