Although well-known since the 1920’s in the dance world, the Pilates Method is a low-impact fitness method now accessible to the general public nationwide. Using Pilates for health is viable for any individual—from someone who is primarily sedentary to weekend warrior to professional athlete.
Recognized by physical therapists, chiropractors and orthopedists, the Pilates Method of body conditioning can be successfully integrated into rehabilitative exercise and physical therapy programs designed to speed the recovery of soft tissue injuries.
The Pilates Method is a series of more than 500 specifically designed, low-impact, controlled movements engaging the body and mind. Emphasizing correct breathing and body alignment, the Pilates Method uses the abdomen, lower back and buttocks as the “powerhouse,” enabling the rest of the body to move freely.
Pilates movements use both the mat and unique pieces of exercise apparatus which strengthen and lengthen the body without adding bulk. Pilates brings the body into its proper balance and aids in injury prevention.
Pilates health benefits:
- Strengthens and lengthens your muscles.
- Improves flexibility, strength and balance.
- Can be practiced by anyone regardless of physical condition.
- Is a mode of total body conditioning.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.