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Understand Pilates – what is it all about and what does it look nowadays?

In today's world where people try to findquick and effective ways to get a healthy, beautiful and athletic body, the world in which everything is commercialized and social media and colorful magazines dictate fashion for an active lifestyle, mania for morning jogging and CrossFit fever, somewhere out there, hidden in a dark corner stands and waits Pilates.

Understand Pilates – what is it all about and what does it look nowadays?

Today

In today's world where people try to findquick and effective ways to get a healthy, beautiful and athletic body, the world in which everything is commercialized and social media and colorful magazines dictate  fashion for an active lifestyle, mania for morning jogging and CrossFit fever, somewhere out there, hidden in a dark corner stands and waits Pilates. Classic, non-commercial, in its pure form.Unfortunately, consumerism and the commercial approach to exercise developed by Mr. Pilates have taken away many people the opportunity to develop themselves, to get to know each other and to change their lives. Why? Introducing Pilates exercises to fitness clubs, allowing anyone, at any time, to participate in workouts, access the literature, films, has made Pilates today able to train anyone as much as he wants and when he wants. It became fashionable, but there no attitude, philosophy and spirit behind it. Moreover, what is even worse, many Pilates instructors are not well-trained – their knowledge is on a low level, they have very little technical skills, and are not fully self-conscious of their bodies which is crucial in Pilates practice. What we end up with are classes where you can get to know basic Pilates elements married with yoga, stretching, healthy spine – mixed in the way to be safe and not too tiring.

Past

Joseph Pilates, who created this whole movement and set of exercises, was a visionary - he made, perfected, tested, built. He developed a method that for many was incomprehensible, and for the fewturned out to be a gift of life. He introduced six principles that synchronize mind, body and spirit to achieve balance in the body. And this is a state very close to happiness which we should feel in everything we do.The classic Pilates program consists of 34 exercises on the mat and 43 on the reformer. Each of the exercises run seamlessly, starting with the "hundreds" and ending with "push-ups" and they are closely aligned. They require tremendous strength and dexterity and this is the most difficult sequence of exercises that can be performed. The 1 to 34 series is a real challenge and people often need months and sometimes even years of training to achieve such a level. A trainee shall not go to the next exercise if he/she is not prepared for it, as he/shewill not perform it in a full motion unless our body is stabilized.

Future

As a gym manager or owner you care about high quality of your group classes and also training staff as they are your walking business card and customer service managers. What is crucial for you is to have well-prepared and conscious Pilates trainer who is dedicated only for those types of exercises. A professional Pilates trainer will know what are a reformer, wunda chair, barrel, pedopul, Cadillac. The truth is that classic Pilatescourses and training to become a teacher are one of most expensive in the fitness industry. Your Perfect Gym management software can perfectly help you if you manage or plan to manage narrow specialized Pilates studio or can help to plan Pilates classes well in your health club. You have to decide if you want to invest in right trainers or you rather opt for different types of classes. Once you choose, keep in mind that Pilates is much more than just 1 hour workout.

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