Why Body Control Pilates

Since 1996, Body Control Pilates has been at the forefront of the international growth in Pilates. They pioneered the development of group matwork to ensure that more people could have access to the benefits that Pilates offers.

 

Today, Body Control Pilates is widely seen as a benchmark for safe and effective teaching of the highest quality and is why I chose to become a Body Control Pilates teacher. 

  

Central to the Method is 'awareness of your own body' and each and every exercise is built around its eight basic principles: 

 

Relaxation

Co-ordination

Alignment

Stamina

Concentration

Centring

Breathing

Flowing movements

 

By working on the structure of the body, 'core stability' is achieved, and then maintained, through movement sequences. Specific problem-areas can be targeted by an exercise, but always in relation to the rest of one's body.

Your body awareness is heightened by bringing together mind and body - Body Control Pilates literally teaches you to be in control of your body, allowing you to handle stress more effectively and achieve relaxation more easily.