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Control—the principles of Pilates classes

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We’re blogging about the six principles of Pilates to enhance your practice and give you a better understanding of how Pilates classes affect your body and other physical activities. Hopefully, by now you’ve read the other principles we’ve blogged about and are using it to benefit your practice at home and at our Pilates studio.

Whether you take Pilates classes, private sessions or practice on your own, the principle of control is essential to the safety of your workout and the transformation of your body. Every single Pilates exercise should be done with complete muscular control, leaving no part of your body without attention.

Most Pilates exercises are not based on momentum—they are performed with the goal of complete control of your muscles. Even exercises that seem like they are based on momentum, such as those involving a Jump Board, are meant to be performed with precise control of the entire body. This requires razor sharp focus on the body’s position and the sequences of the exercises. For this reason, it’s helpful to work out at a Pilates studio so that can instructor can supervise your practice and help you work on the movements where control can be improved.

For the best results, always remember to slow down and ensure you are in control of every aspect of your movement during Pilates practice. We keep attendance in our classes small so that you can receive personalized attention to help improve your level of control—a few that we have space left in are the following:

Monday 7:15am – Pilates equipment class with Tracy Monday 7 pm – Pilates equipment class with Luann Thursday 7 pm – Pilates equipment class with Whitney Saturday 10 am – Pilates equipment class with Luann

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