Pilates, originally called Contrology was created and developed by Joseph Pilates in Germany. In 1923 Joseph Pilates emigrated to the US, he settled in NYC and opened a studio on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan where he trained and re-habilitated professional dancers.
The Pilates method and exercises have developed and evolved over the years, today there are many styles, variations and approaches; but all follow the same fundamental Pilates technique and many still use some of Joseph Pilates original exercises and movement patterns.
At Bounce Beyond Leicester classes we teach ‘Functional Pilates’, we will use a mixture of mat-work and standing exercises which are therapeutic and designed to correct and improve posture, alleviate and prevent future injury and address any imbalance. We will focus on the postural muscles of the body, providing special attention to areas of common weakness. We will offer alternatives and variations both for clients with a specific medical diagnosis or injury and more challenging options for stronger clients ensuring everyone is able to work at their own level and improve week on week.
The Principals of The Pilates Technique: