Pilates

Pilates

Pilates was developed by a German scientist Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century. He combined various exercises like yoga, gymnastics and martial arts to connect mind with the body. It has eight main elements which are concentration, Centering, control, breathing, precision, flow, isolation and routine. The aim of exercise is to engage core stability muscles with good breathing technique to control various précised body movements. The central core in Pilates is formed by Transverse Abdominus muscle, Multifidus, Diaphragm and pelvic floor muscle which is engaged by a technique of abdominal hollowing. The above muscles works as spine stabilizers which help in curing or preventing spine related mechanical dysfunction. Over the years various Pilates techniques have been developed to suit the client needs. All our Pilates trainers are trained by Australian physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. APPI modified Pilates is designed for clinical setting and is evidence based unlike other traditional Pilates techniques. APPI has developed the original 34 mat exercises to integrate with latest research. Our modified pilates technique is suitable for all age, gender and fitness levels. Pilates helps in treating back pain, sports injuries, ante-natal and post natal conditions, neurological conditions and postural dysfunctions. Our Pilates instructors do a thorough assessment to identify the dysfunction and customize an individualized exercise routine. We run group classes which are limited to maximum 4 or 5 clients per session for the benefit of the clients. Pilates is safe in most of the conditions if supervised by a specialist Pilates trainer.