Pilates is an exercise method that maintains the body in excellent physical shape due to a combination of stretching and strengthening exercises. It was designed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Pilates exercise strengthens and tones the muscles, improves posture and increases flexibility, while focusing and balancing body and mind.

The basic principles of Pilates are:

Breathing: By inhaling and exhaling deeply, we oxygenate our blood and control our movement better, both during exercise and in everyday life.

Center: All the energy for Pilates exercises comes from the muscles that surround our stomach and moves towards our extremities. The physical energy produced by our center coordinates our movements and supports our life.

Mindfulness: In order to train our body we need to focus our mind. By focusing our thoughts on the area of the body where the exercise is performed, we can understand how our muscles respond to the orders received by the brain.

Control: With the appropriate control and attention, the exercises are performed correctly and there is no risk of injury. No mechanical or random movements should be made.

Precision: Concentration on the precise and accurate execution of an exercise and not on the number of repetitions, otherwise the benefit of the exercise is lost.

Fluidity: Pilates focuses on harmonious movement and continuity between exercises. There are no isolated, quick or abrupt movements, only movements that flow with respect to our body.


Through Pilates we can achieve:

  • Development of all aspects of physical well-being such as strength, flexibility, coordination, speed and endurance.
  • Increase of awareness and control of our body.
  • Balanced activation of all muscle groups; correct posture and alignment.
  • Better function of internal organs.
  • Better balance and proprioception.
  • Better focus on breathing and its benefits, i.e. relaxation, focus and tension release.
  • Support in maintaining and increasing muscle mass and bone mass.
  • Safe exercise regardless of other health issues.
  • Better performance in sports, for amateurs and athletes alike.
  • Sense of muscle lengthening and strength increase.
  • Balance of a well exercised body and a sharp mind.


Indications for clinical Pilates:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sports injuries

Pilates is addressed to:

  • Teens, adults and seniors
  • Everyone who has had a sports injury or is suffering from body aches.
  • Women during and after pregnancy or in menopause.
  • Beginners or athletes in training.

Pilates treats the body as a whole, which is why it does not cause injuries. On the contrary, it is an excellent method of rehabilitation and chronic discomfort.

Pilates is for everyone.


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