The Classical Pilates Method of Body Conditioning was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s as a way of strengthening, lengthening, and toning the entire body. The movements are flowing, precise, energizing, and challenging, and rely on a “mind-body” connection. It’s this mind-body connection that makes pilates effective and defines what pilates truly is. As Joseph Pilates once wrote, Pilates is “the complete coordination of the mind, body, and spirit!”
The Classial Pilates Method and pilates equipment will strengthen and tone the entire body, with an emphasis on the core muscles (primarily the abdominals and inner thighs to support the back). It is not uncommon for pilates students to re-learn correct posture, realign to proper biomechanical patterns and gain inches in height after only a few months of regular pilates practice!
Benefits of Classical Pilates
Everybody including men and women, athletes, dancers, new mothers, office workers, the physically active and people recovering from injuries have all experienced the benefits of pilates at Rhinebeck Pilates.
Lengthen and strengthen muscles without building bulk
Tone the whole body with use of light weights and spring resistance
Increase flexibility, coordination, circulation, and overall health
Increase range of motion
Promote relaxation and well-being
Golfers improve their game
Runners, cyclists, skiers, and tennis players reduce risk of injury
Women prepare for a healthy pregnancy
Bad backs decrease tension from building strength in the core muscles
Older adults improve balance and joint health