WELCOME TO CORE
Pilates delivers an abundance of benefits and at CORE it is taught on all Pilates apparatus and mat.
The Reformer, Cadillac and Chair offer spring loaded resistance that offer support and resistance to help you build strength, flexibility, core strength and better balance.
While the Ladder and Arc Barrels provide the same benefits, they offer a different surface marked by their contoured design to challenge the body in a different way.
PILATES METHOD INSPIRED BY ONE MAN
Joseph Pilates was not always a highly fit person. As a child, he suffered from rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever. These ailments compelled him to find ways to improve his physical conditions. His quest to cure himself led him to study physical fitness and philosophies of the Eastern and Western cultures.
When World War I broke out, he was interned on the Isle of Man in 1912. This gave him the opportunity to share and practice what he had learned from his studies abroad. Attending to the wounded and sick soldiers inspired him to design some pieces of apparatus to rehabilitate them.
Later on in his career, he was able to develop additional exercises, design more pieces of apparatus and introduce his own method which he regarded as Contrology.
Joseph H. Pilates
Born: 1883 Germany
Died: 1967 New York
Contrology is a complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through this method, you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities. This true rhythm and control are observed both in domestic pets and wild animals. Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.
One of the major results of Contrology is gaining the mastery of your mind over complete control of your body.
Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles. When the brain cells are developed, the mind too is developed. Contrology begins with mind control over muscles.
Continued use of Contrology steadily increases the normal and natural supply of pure rich blood to flow to and circulate throughout the brain with corresponding stimulation to new brain areas previously dormant.
Pilates‘ Return to Life Through Contrology
by: Joseph H. Pilates and William John Miller