Pilates Classes 2010
Hotel Telemark, Thursdays 11:30am
New Pilates Classes - Hotel Telemark, Thursdays 11:30am
Qualified Instructor Ginny will once again be running Pilates classes in the Telemark this year.
A few locals already signed up but some spaces remaining.
They are for Saisonnaires on the whole (though guests can come along too if they want to!) and will be running on Thursdays from this week (7th Jan) at 11.30am til 12.30pm.
The cost is €50 for a six week course or €10 per class. Contact Ginny on +33 610 977818 or visit her website at www.alpinepilates.com
History of Pilates from Wilipedia.....
Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates, a gymnast born in Germany of Greek ancestry.
He designed a system of exercises during the First World War with the proposal to improve the rehabilitation program for the many returning veterans. Joseph Pilates believed that mental and physical health are inter-related.
He recommended a few precise movements emphasizing control and form to aid injured soldiers in regaining their health by strengthening, stretching, and stabilizing key muscles. Pilates created "The Pilates Principles" to condition the entire body: proper alignment, centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing, and flowing movement.
Joseph Pilates wrote two books related to the Pilates method: Return to Life through Contrology (1928) and Your Health: A Corrective System of Exercising That Revolutionizes the Entire Field of Physical Education (1934).
Principles: Pilates claimed that his method contains both philosophical and theoretical foundations. He claimed that his system is not merely a collection of exercises, but a method developed and refined over more than eighty-five years of use and observation. According to practitioners, the central aim of Pilates is to attempt to create a fusion of mind and body, so that without even engaging the mind, the body will move with economy, grace, and balance,