One of the smartest and most prized possessions of an athlete is his or her mental and emotional strength. Of course, then what people see is the physical strength.
Holding success whether a Pro- Athlete or a high achiever like an elite level athlete requires the same level of mental and emotional strength, focus, clarity and inner peace. The ability to tend to your physical body more than a typical workout. This is why so many Pro- Athletes turn to Pilates as part of their workout routine.
The Principles of Pilates:
Joe Pilates based his work on three principles: Breath, whole-body health and whole-body commitment; with the whole-body encompassing mind, body and spirit.
Joseph Pilates believed his exercise system was a workout for both the mind and the body. The basic tenets of Pilates include:
- Control – Use safe technique and form to control your muscles.
- Precision – It is more important to get one exercise perfect than to do lots of sloppy reps.
- Breathing – Learning correct breath is the key to effective exercise.
- Flow – Perform continuous graceful movement to build stamina.
- Centering – Keep your focus on the task at hand to promote calm.
- Concentration – Foster the mind-body connection.
- Alignment – Proper posture is key to good health and preventing injury.
STOTT Pilates is known globally as Intelligent Exercise. The teachings are based on the Philosophy that effective and responsible exercise is the foundation of a better life. Educational curriculum incorporates the latest research in exercise science, fitness practices and knowledge such as fascial movement, biomechanics, functional fitness and core integrated bodyweight training to bring the benefits of mindful movement to its participants
“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body”. Joseph Pilates