What is Pilates all about?

Pilates is a recently promoted movement technique and exercising method enhancing general fitness of the
human body. The method was developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates, a German born athlete and enthusiast
of healthy and active lifestyle .Highly estimated in the USA, the method has been spreading worldwide gaining
more and more practitioners in several countries. This outstanding set of exercises allows for strengthening
and stretching of muscles, improves spine flexibility and positively affects balance and body posture. It makes
your body slender, correct asymmetries and other defects of posture. Pilates teaches breathing techniques,
prevents from osteoporosis and helps women get back in shape after birth. It adds up perfectly to trainings in
several sport disciplines. The method focuses on muscular corset of the body, particularly on deep abdominal
muscles to elongate and decompress the spine and therefore to rest the spine and regain its natural flexibility.
While exercising Pilates all movements need to be perfectly coordinated with breathing, which stimulates
growth of awareness and the improvement of body posture of the practitioner. The technique differs from any
other because you have to stay focused or ”centered” all the time while coordinating breathing with smooth
and deliberate flow of movements. It is all about quality not just quantity of repeated exercises.

Professional Pilates Equipment

At FizjoPilates Studio we use dedicated Pilates equipment produced by Balanced Body, a reputable American
company .We are offering exercises with Reformer, Cadillac, Wendi Chair, Ladder Barrel and others like mats,
rollers, balls and rings.

Why should you try Pilates equipment workouts?

Our practitioners are usually stunned with the effects when they decide to start working out with equipment.
This is when they really get to know the method and realize that exercising on mats and devices complement
each other, optimizing the benefits for their body. Individual character of equipment workouts guarantees the
highest possible efficiency of the training. The instructor provides guidelines for best practice and may
eliminate any mistakes at all times while having an opportunity to select perfect solutions adjusted to particular
needs of each client. She can also monitor progress and ensure safety of the practitioner, so they can easily
get the best out of the method.