Pilates is mindful exercise designed to stretch,
strengthen, and balance the body. It has proven
itself invaluable not only as a fitness tool, but also
as an important adjunct to professional sports
training and post-rehabilitation practices. Because it
is gentle on the joints, it is adaptable to various body
types, injuries and limitations. It was originally created in the early 1900s by Joseph Pilates to improve his health and those of W.W.I hospital patients. Although other tools exist, there are four main pieces of equipment used in Pilates and they are mats, reformers, cadillacs and Stability chairs. The Pilates equipment uses the resistance of springs to create effort. Matwork often uses props like balls and bands to mimic that resistance. Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits:
Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
Increased strength, particularly of the abs and back muscles
Increased Core strength
Maintainence of bone density
Improved joint mobiliity
Positive body awareness.
"I really enjoy and love doing Pilates with Kaur Pilates. The best thing about Kamal is her flexibility. She can teach us whatever we want to concentrate on the day or week. When I want to work on my thighs, she integrates targetted Pirates exercises to enhance effectiveness. She always says ’listen to your body, do whatever available for you today.’ is also one of her qualities of flexibility, which we can feel totally relaxed."
- Rebecca, Toronto
Pilates may sound complicated, but with our appoach to guiding you to unlock its potential, everyone can benefit!
Key stteps to Stand tall, develop your Core Strength and maintain a Pain Free Back:
Achieve a balanced posture
Enhance your body awareness
Gain core strength
- Nancy Hill, Toronto Beaches