Some of the main core muscles are the erector spinae (located in your back along your spine), the internal and external obliques (the sides of your abdomen), the transverse abdominals (located deep in your gut, this muscle pulls your belly button in toward your spine), the rectus abdominals (the 'six-pack'), and hip flexors (in your pelvis and upper leg). Through improved core and spinal control many people find they have reduced incidences of accident and injury including chronic complaints such as back pain.
Additionally, it was noted very early in the development of Pilates that participants had reduced recovery times from injury – this was one of the many reasons it became a favourite of the dances at the New York ballet school.
Pilates was originally created in the 1920s by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Pilates had suffered from asthma and rickets throughout childhood; this led him to dedicate his life to improving his health and wellbeing. He trained in a range of physical fitness forms including gymnastics, boxing, bodybuilding and yoga.
Here at Realisation Lifestyle we want to help you optimise your health; so you have more energy, look amazing and feel your best.
Hippocrates (480BC) said: “Positive health requires a knowledge of man’s primary constitution and of the powers of various foods, both those natural to them and those resulting from human skill. But eating is not enough for health. There must be also exercise, of which the effects must likewise be known…If there is any deficiency in food or exercise the body will fall sick.”
Using scientifically-researched principles of Nutritional Therapy & Fitness - with a focus on Pilates; we aim to help you optimise your health. What is 'optimised health'? That’s up to you. At Realisation Lifestyle we offer personalised advice – this is not a one-cap-fits-all solution. It’s about you; your life, your wants, your needs, your solution.
Realise the health within yourself.