Benefits & Background
With the exploding popularity of Pilates, science is now catching up with and can confirm some of the many benefits of Pilates, including:
- Increased core strength and overall muscle strength and tone
- Reduced back, neck and shoulder pain
- Improved performance and recovery for athletes
- Reduced discomfort from side effects of treatment in cancer patients
The very goal of the Pilates method is for each individual to improve his or her sense of wellness and health, a goal we strive to uphold at the Hills Pilates studio.
Pilates – a background
Joseph Pilates the founder of Pilates was a pioneer of health and fitness and he based his ideas on yoga and martial arts as well as of the graceful movement of children and animals. He believed in the body's natural ability to achieve optimal health through a system of active breathing and mindful focus, beliefs that are still held today.