Pilates is a movement system of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century. He grew up as an avid skier, diver, gymnast and boxer however his ideas came from rehabilitating prisoners from World War I. He rigged springs to hospital beds, enabling bedridden patients to exercise against resistance.
Classical means that you are taught the exercises Joe executed in the order he created with his intentions. The method works to stretch, strengthen and uniformly develop the body, transforming people mentally, physically and spiritually. This unique set of exercises creates uniform development, proper breathing, flexible and decompressed spine joints and robust circulation. Exercises are taught on several pieces of equipment using spring tension to provide resistance.
The original work has stood the test of time and is a powerful system that can make incredible change in your body. Pilates is an effective rehabilitation tool to accelerate the healing process for anyone suffering from various ailments and injuries such as back pain, scoliosis, knee or hip issues and stiff, tight and painful areas in the body. Breath is a large part of the healing process as it increases oxygenation and circulation in the body.