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Features of Pilates


Pilates exercise has three major characteristics:

1. Pilates is a combination of Eastern and Western exercise concepts.

Westerners have always focused on the training of body muscle abilities, such as waist, abdomen, back, chest, etc.; while Easterners have focused on breathing and mind concentration training, such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi.

Pilates combines the flexibility of the East and the fortitude of the West into one. His movements are slow and clear, and each posture must be coordinated with the breath. Therefore, PILATES is suitable for any age, especially those who lack exercise and are long-term. People who need time to work with computers and 9-to-5 office workers.

Stretching and lengthening are also one of the most important exercises in PILATES. The special feature is that the muscles will not become thicker after exercise. By strengthening the core parts of the body (waist and abdominal muscles, including the transversus abdominis, internal obliques, The exercise of the external oblique muscles, rectus abdominis, and erector spinae muscles makes the spine soft and flexible.

Therefore, PILATES exercise not only improves the body lines, but also has a very good effect on correcting the neck and spinal cord.

2. Pilates exercise is safe.

The movement speed of Pilates is relatively gentle and it is a static movement that will cause almost no damage to joints and muscles.

At the same time, the action arrangement that combines movement and stillness allows the body to be both tense and relaxed, with both step changes and breath adjustment of meditation. This makes it easier for the exerciser to control the body and reduces the negative effects caused by incorrect postures.

Pilates gives your body a comprehensive workout with the help of very simple equipment. As long as you have a quiet space and a soft carpet, you can practice and achieve the union of body and mind.

3. Pilates emphasizes the control process during exercise

This allows Pilates practitioners to build muscle strength without increasing muscle size. PILATES' light equipment exercises follow the principle of small weight and high repetitions, so that the muscles are full of elasticity without making the muscles too prominent.

The exercise intensity of Pilates is not particularly high, but it pays attention to control, stretching and breathing, and has a very good effect on shaping important parts of women such as waist, abdomen, buttocks. Therefore, Pilates is more suitable for women’s requirements for physical beauty in real life.

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