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  • Writer's pictureJuanita Cantu Ostrem

Just What is PILATES

In the world of fitness, there are countless methods and techniques promising to transform your body. For some reason trainers and group fitness instructors like to call all things exercise pilates. Pilates on the TRX or Bosu or even on a ball. on a box on a table. We fall so far away at times from the exercise system developed and named by Joseph Pilates. Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century developed Contrology, a system of exercise whose name was changed to PILATES after its creators death. Joe also spent hours developing his version of gym equipment- the pilates apparatus

Pilates combines strength training using springs for resistance along with stretching (working muscle from it completely lengthened position) to create a holistic, efficient and transformative approach to fitness. At Lift Fitness, we believe in the transformative power of Pilates, and have a created a fully equipped world class Pilates studio.


Pilates is mostly known as a form of exercise that focuses on strengthening the body's core muscles while also improving flexibility and control. One of the defining features of Pilates is the use of springs Fully equipped studio should have springs! They re equivalent to the dumbbells in the local gym. By incorporating both spring resistance and body weight, Pilates offers a unique approach to strength training that targets both large and small muscle groups.

The Principles of Pilates: At the core of Pilates are its principles: strength, stretching, and control. Strength is developed through resistance training using the springs and body weight, while stretching helps lengthen and elongate muscles, improving flexibility and range of motion. Control is emphasized in every movement, with a focus on precision and coordination.

Doing Pilates Every Day: Contrary to popular belief, Pilates can be done every day, especially when guided by a skilled instructor who varies the exercises and intensity levels. By incorporating a variety of exercises and equipment, clients can continuously challenge their bodies and avoid plateaus. At Lift Fitness, our certified instructors create personalized Pilates routines that keep clients engaged and motivated, ensuring maximum results.

The Key to a Stronger Body: One of the unique aspects of Pilates is its focus on strengthening the body's small muscles alongside the larger ones. By targeting these often-neglected muscles, Pilates helps create a more balanced and resilient body. Stronger small muscles provide stability and support, reducing the risk of injury and improving overall performance in daily activities and other forms of exercise.

Unlock the power of Pilates at Lift Fitness and experience the transformative effects for yourself. Strengthen, stretch, and control your body while developing a stronger, more resilient physique. With the guidance of our experienced instructors, you can incorporate Pilates into your daily routine and reap the benefits of improved strength, flexibility, and control.

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