What is the Powerhouse?
Developing a strong powerhouse is key to providing a foundation for any Pilates exercises you do, from basic stretching to reformer Pilates workouts. The muscles involved work cohesively to form a supportive corset that stabilizes your core and provides the strength needed to perform the exercises.
From your first series of Pilates classes or private sessions, it’s important to focus on your powerhouse. It’s what gives you the energy, strength and control to progress to more intense reformer Pilates workouts. Strengthening this area will also improve any other physical activities you do, as well as your posture
Pilates classes and private sessions should also strengthen the mind—which is why concentration is one of the six principles of Pilates. Concentrate on your powerhouse and focus on increasing stability to improve your practice and boost your overall fitness.