Joe Pilates MethodTrish Garland Method

"Contrology" - the Joe Pilates Method
Coordination of body, mind, and spirit


Contrology








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About Pilates

Trish Garland



From Trish Garland
Certified Pilates Instructor:


"Pilates is a body conditioning work out that integrates both the mind and body through spring weight resistance. The brilliance of the springs is that you work with supple rather than static resistance, relieving pressure on the joints.

The work, in the Joseph Pilates Method, emanates from the core or "powerhouse," the muscles surrounding the abdomen, lower back and buttock. The purpose of the work is to maintain a uniformly developed body, with a sound mind, that is able to perform daily tasks with "ease, spontaneous zest and pleasure." Pilates is the balance of stretch, strength and control.




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The basics

The Powerhouse
Joe PilatesJoseph Pilates created the concept of the "powerhouse," which is located four inches below the ribs and above the hips, and serves as the core or center of the body.

The Reformer

The main piece of exercise equipment used in Pilates is the reformer, a sort of sliding platform on springs. Much of the time, the client will be lying on their back to support the spine. The springs inform the muscle to initiate the movement from the correct place like the Core or the Powerhouse. The springs of the reformer help the client find the correct body position more easily than they would on just a mat.

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The Mat
When Pilates is done on the mat, the client is articulating their spine in both directions, so they can gain flexibility, strengthen their core and improve their daily life.


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Overall
All sessions include some combination of equipment and mat work.
















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