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PILATES

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Meet Your Coach

Joseph P Laflamme “Pepé” has teamed up with FIT365 to introduce Pilates into our list of services available to our amazing community!

Pepé earned his B.Sc. In 1985 & M.Sc. in 1989 in Kinesiological Studies/Exercise Science.

He is a master trainer & instructor who has worked in the industry since 1979 in the USA, Canada, Japan, Hawaii, Guam & now Florida.

His areas of focus include:

* Sports Specific Training for Swimming, Triathlon,

  Tennis & Golf.

* Nutrition & Weight Management.

* Pilates: Mat, Reformer, Tower & Chair.

* Corrective Exercise, Senior Fitness & more.

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COME AND EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF PILATES TRAINING

Pilates Benefits

Some of the many benefits of Pilates Training 

History of Pilates

Pilates, developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, was initially named "Contrology." Born out of Joseph's personal journey to overcome health challenges, particularly during World War I, Pilates aimed to create a system of exercises that promoted overall well-being. The method evolved over the years, combining influences from yoga, martial arts, and various forms of physical exercise.

Core Strengthening

At the heart of Pilates lies a focus on the core muscles, including the abdominals, lower back, hips, and glutes. The controlled and precise movements engage these muscles, fostering stability and balance.

Breath Control

Breath Control: Joseph Pilates emphasized the importance of mindful breathing, aligning breath with movement. Proper breathing enhances oxygen flow, promoting endurance and reducing stress.

Flexibility

Pilates movements are designed to elongate and strengthen muscles simultaneously. This unique combination enhances flexibility without compromising muscle strength, resulting in a lean and toned physique.

Postural Alignment

Postural Alignment: Pilates exercises emphasize correct spinal alignment, fostering a strong and balanced posture. This is particularly beneficial for those who spend extended periods sitting at desks, helping to counteract the negative effects of modern sedentary lifestyles.

Mind-Body Connection

Mind-Body Connection: Pilates is not merely a physical exercise but a mindful practice. Participants are encouraged to be present in each movement, fostering a deep connection between the body and mind. This integration contributes to stress reduction and mental well-being.

Conclusion

As we traverse the captivating history, versatile applications, and intricate functions of Pilates, it becomes evident that this method extends beyond physical exercise—it's a lifestyle that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. Whether you're seeking enhanced physical fitness, rehabilitation from injury, or a mindful escape from the hustle of daily life, Pilates offers a transformative journey towards holistic well-being. Embrace the power of Pilates and unlock the potential for a healthier, more balanced life.

Pilates Class on Reformers

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