"Physical Fitness is the first requisite of happiness" (Joseph Pilates)
Why Pilates is the best present that you can do for your body?
1. Improved posture: Pilates works on lengthening and connecting to your muscles that’s why one of the main benefits of that is getting a better posture. In Pilates you learn about correct positioning of the spine and how to support yourself with your legs, glutes, and core. Remember: “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are OLD; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are YOUNG” (Joseph Pilates)
2. Less back pain: Working mostly lied down and with a lot of the body-lengthening movements done in Pilates, your spine (and its discs) gets decompressed, which is especially beneficial if you’re hunched over (with a compressed spine) all day long. It’s also working on your hip stability and lower back support and studies have even pointed to regular Pilates helping those who deal with chronic lower back pain.
3. Increased flexibility: Flexibility is the ability of a joint or series of joints to move through an unrestricted, pain free range of motion. Limited range of motion can lead to pain, injury and poor overall performance. Muscles that lack flexibility can alter the movement of your joints, ultimately affecting how you move, stopping your body from using its full potential and putting you at higher risk of injury.
Pilates does a good job with flexibility training because of its focus on integrity and integration of the muscles
4. Better balance: In every single Pilates move, there’s an element of balance involved. Any time you’re trying to center your body and align your muscles correctly, you’re going to be dealing with balance. Pilates exercises improve balance and stability by working the muscles involved in supporting good posture like the abdominals and back extensors. In fact, research suggests that strengthening Pilates exercises improve balance and coordination among older adults at risk for falls.
5. Learn to breath correctly: Good breathing habits provide compression and decompression for the spine. Practicing better breathing habits may not solve all your back pain issues, but it’s certainly a great place to start, and will assist you with good movement and muscle use while you incorporate the most appropriate back-care exercises into your daily routine to keep your body healthy and pain-free.
You can say what Pilates is in three words: Stretch with Strenght and Control. And the control part is the most important because that makes you use your mind.
PILATES AND BEYOND
‘You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.’
I’m a ‘converted’ of Pilates. From incredibly skeptical to a big fun by now. A lot comes from inside yourself but it would have never come out without the professional help of Silvia.
Like for most of sport disciplines also teaching Pilates it is about the perfect balancing of passion, knoweledge and constant training. Silvia is a bright example of what it takes.
Silvia is tempering patience with determination and this is the one thing that puts one in the perfect position to perform always a bit beyond what you think your limit is. So you are ready to go to your next limit.
Silvia is a very professional teacher, in love with Pilates and attentive to individual problematics. She teaches with enthusiasm and sympathy and manages to transfer her passion for Pilates to you until it becomes addictive! I love her classes!
Marcello M., Munich
Raffaella L., Munich
Thank you Silvia, this is my first approach to Pilates...I am feeling very well and this benefit is not only physical but psycological too. I love your passion and your dedication that I can feel over the screen too! Thank you
Valeria B., Milan
Pilates with Silvia fixed my back pain and improved my posture. I feel better and stronger and it gave me the skill to use pilates during my run session.