What is the basic principle behind Pilates' workout style?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. jpcmc profile image88
    jpcmcposted 6 years ago

    What is the basic principle behind Pilates' workout style?

    There are so many workout strategies out there.  But what keeps on poppoing ouit is Pilates.  What makes this style different from others?

  2. unvrso profile image91
    unvrsoposted 6 years ago

    Pilates is a fitness program  with physical and mental objectives. Its founder, Joseph Pilates, believed that one can take control of the muscles through the mind. He named this system "contrology." Pilates helps attain flexibility and strenghtening of the muscles through the use of varied equipment, helping tone the abdomen, hips, arms and back. It also helps improve coordination and balance. Pilates teaches adequate breathing techniques to allow the adequate flow of oxygen to the muscles.

  3. profile image0
    trainer ben gamonposted 6 years ago

    Pilates is a total body workout based on CORE, balance and proprioception (muscle recruitment).

  4. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago

    Pilates has, during the last few decades, become one of the most popular forms of exercise. Whether all exercise sold as Pilates today is true to the original system invented by Joseph Pilates (born in Germany in 1883) is questionable.

    Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilates#Legal_action:

    "In recent years the term “Pilates” has entered the mainstream. Following an unsuccessful intellectual property lawsuit, a US federal court ruled the term “Pilates” generic and free for unrestricted use. As a result, anyone, trained or untrained, can offer “Pilates” as a service to the public. Consequently, people may face extensive and conflicting information about what Pilates is, how it works, and what credentials they should seek in an instructor."

    According to Philip Friedman and Gail Eisen Pilates who published the first modern book on Pilates, "The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning", in 1980, the Pilates method of exercise is based on the following six basic principles:

    Centering
    Concentration
    Control
    Precision
    Breath
    Flow

    Those six pilates principles could easily be used to describe the principles of many kinds of yoga as well.The main difference between yoga and Pilates is that Pilates uses various type of equipment for resistance training.

  5. PYF profile image60
    PYFposted 3 years ago

    Pilates is a form of exercise that has gained notoriety in the recent years. In the developed world, Pilates has been embraced by people from all walks of life.

    The principles of centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing and flowing movement are comparable to those of yoga. There are some basic principles of pilates.

    Pilates is the Mind Body Connection. To find out more about principles, have a look at this article"
    http://pilatesandyogafitness.com/pilate … onnection/

  6. profile image54
    PhoenixPilatesposted 2 years ago

    In addition to all the responses below, I would add that Pilates is a whole body/mind exercise that is designed not only for building and strengthing of muscles, but working the entire body inside and out while developing a muscle mind connection.  When you get finished with a Pilates workout, not only do you feel a sense of strength from what you've done, but you feel as though you've done something good for your joints, muscles, and mind in such a way that you feel good inside and out.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)