Many fitness fads come and go, but Pilates has proven its staying power. People looking to find focus and build a strong core, excellent posture, and a balanced, aligned body need look no further.
A staple on the schedule at health clubs and community centers nationwide, Pilates classes and Pilates-focused studios are a testament to the growth in popularity of this method of exercise. Despite firmly establishing its place in the fitness mainstream, there are some common misconceptions about Pilates. In order to bust those myths, it’s helpful to know how and where Pilates got its start.
From Contrology to Pilates: A History of the Workout
Originally named “Contrology,” Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates during World War I while he was a prisoner of war in England. He developed a collection of body-conditioning exercises to strengthen the core and postural muscles while balancing the musculature of the body through precise and efficient movements.
When Joseph Pilates brought his exercise regimen to New York in the 1920s, the technique became popular in the dance community.Dancers recognized that Pilates could complement their training by strengthening and toning muscles while also maintaining stability and flexibility.
Pilates became known as a successful method of injury prevention as well as a rehabilitative technique for injured dancers and athletes. It gradually drew attention of the Hollywood set, and as a result of its increasing status in celebrity circles the fitness phenomenon steadily grew in popularity from the 1980s on. Read More
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