In Living Pilates, we have been working with the Pilates method with professionalism for more than 10 years. If you are interested in learning this discipline with some professionals of the same, do not hesitate to come to Fuengirola to try the method. The Pilates center is very close to the fairground of this town.
The Pilates method, or simply Pilates, is a system of physical and mental training created in the early twentieth century by Joseph Hubertus Pilates, who devised it based on his knowledge of different specialties such as gymnastics, holistic medicine and yoga, joining the dynamism and the muscular strength with mental control, breathing and relaxation.
In its principles was called Contrology, by Pilates himself, because it emphasizes the use of the mind to control the body, but seeking balance and unity between them. The method focuses on the development of the internal muscles to maintain body balance and give stability and firmness to the spine, so it is widely used as therapy in rehabilitation and, for example, prevent and cure back pain . It is practiced all over the world and its growing popularity is due to that it is practiced by famous people from the world of music, cinema, dance or sports.
The results of the Pilates Method begin to be noticed immediately, so that during the first session you already feel that the muscles are working.
Pilates summed up the effectiveness of his method with the following sentence: “In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty sessions you will see the difference, and in thirty sessions the body will change”.
The Pilates method manages to change your body and your mind and your way of relating to the environment. To achieve this, it is based on a deep control of the body and mind in order to activate the blood and lymphatic systems, stretching each muscle and tendon to lubricate the body. Everything is done under strict control of the brain system. In this way, the sculpting of the body is achieved, working simultaneously the physical, the mind and the spirit.
The key to Pilates is to exercise the body from the center to the extremities, adopting practically all possible postures, some incredible. To maximize its benefits, the student must gradually overcome different phases and exercises, being the breath control essential to activate each muscle with a specific purpose.
Pilates works carefully every body gear to restore its functionality and get the most out of it, obtaining spectacular results. In addition, for followers of the method, “Pilates” is a very pleasant experience, since the movements are slow and soft and require a lot of concentration, which relaxes and releases tension from the body and stress or worries the mind. Some of the main benefits of Pilates are: Get a good muscle tone by strengthening and toning the body without increasing muscle volume and thereby getting the figure stylized. Achieves the much desired “flat belly”.
Increase flexibility, agility, sense of balance and improve coordination of movements.
Improves postural alignment and corrects incorrect postural habits.
It allows to prevent and rehabilitate injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
By means of breathing and concentration, a state of global relaxation is achieved, thereby enabling the elimination of stress and muscular tensions and rigidity.
Through body-mind integration, you can increase your self-esteem and your body’s knowledge, obtaining a not only physical but integral well-being and managing to change the way you relate to your body and face life.
It provides great vitality and strength, making it possible to minimize the effort to perform the heaviest daily tasks or any other type of sport.
The Pilates Method is indicated for everyone, both for those who are introduced for the first time in physical activity, and for those who seek to perfect the movement (such as high-level athletes or performing artists) whether young or old, people who perform some other sport or those who lead a more sedentary life.
It is highly recommended for people who are in the process of rehabilitation or who have suffered an injury (Pilates is fully integrated in the rehabilitation programs in the US and UK so that many physiotherapists apply this technique, in combination with others, to treat your patients), as well as for all those who suffer back problems and seek a preventive activity.
However, for the practice of this method to be valid and effective it is essential that it be carried out under the supervision of a qualified professional in this technique since this is the only way to guarantee that the exercises are carried out correctly avoiding unnecessary injuries and to obtain optimal results.
In order to benefit from the effects of the method, it is recommended to carry out at least two sessions per week, either individually or in groups, each session lasting approximately 1 hour.