Joseph Pilates foresaw our current sedentary lifestyle and the progressive deterioration of a disciplined approach to individual physical fitness and mental mastery.
He wanted to offset this trend and recognized the emergence of a paradigm shift. His vision was to re-integrate the practice of uniform physical development back into schools and society at large with the belief and vision that his method would inspire and restore the individual to a place of expanded overall awareness, health and optimal physical fitness.
He designed a program to assist people at excelling in many sports rather than just one. Excelling with movement skills where one can engage any activity with a strong foundation of physical and mental development and awareness through aligned body movement education.
“A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortions.” ~ Joseph Pilates
The Pilates Method has established its value within the physical culture industry as a significant fitness system for optimal maintenance of health and performance.
Physical Culture is a movement supporting fitness and athletic excellence through mental discipline and living a body conscious lifestyle. The Pilates Method is a conscious design that supports maintenance practices for optimum physical health and natural living.
Physical Culture is all about conscious healthful habits and is perpetuated with a constant stream of activity. The Pilates Method is the practice of uniform body development and within its broad philosophy includes exposure to sunlight, breathing fresh air and engaging nature. The practice of full body awareness in how you engage all activities is the cornerstone of Pilates.
“To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability.” ~ Joseph Pilates