DEVELOPS OUR MUSCLES
CREATES A DEEPER
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT CONNECTION
IMPROVES BALANCE &
COORDINATION IN THE BODY
BLOOD FLOW &
PROMOTES NEW NEUROMUSCULAR PATTERNS
WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is a system of movement and therapeutic exercise that was developed by Joseph H. Pilates over a span of 60 years. It was designed to stretch, strengthen and uniformly develop the body in order to prevent future injury and reduce or alleviate chronic pain.
By using the specialized equipment that Joseph designed, pilates offers resistance for muscular strengthening while balancing muscular force at the joint. It stimulates circulation through facilitating muscular flexibility, joint range of motion and proper musculoskeletal alignment.
WHAT IS THE FRANKLIN METHOD?
Quoted by Eric Franklin:
"The Franklin Method activates body and mind function through the use of imagery, experiential anatomy and reconditioning movement to improve function. It maximizes neuroplasticity to relearn body posture and movements by practicing movement with activation of unused musculature. The principal goals are how to obtain dynamic body alignment and how to move the body with maximum efficiency. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscles must be found and directed by the brain and nervous system by help of appropriate imagery."
The method is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe, The Boston Conservatory and the Juilliard School in New York City. It is recognized by health providers in Switzerland and courses are regularly offered at dance, Pilates, yoga and physiotherapy conferences.