Lose weight & get fit….with PILATES!

 

PILATES…what does it mean to you? A lot of people may simply associate it with lying on a mat and slowly moving into a few different poses, much like Yoga perhaps? Well, believe it or not, Pilates is one of the most effective things you can do both for your fitness levels AND your weight loss!!                                                     As you can see from the above illustration, Pilates can be defined by many words. In my ‘Introduction to Pilates’ video (which you can view simply by pressing on the ‘video’ page of the blog), I go into the history of Pilates. In fact many people do not realise that he was in fact a person. His work really started in the 1st world war whilst he was interned in a war camp in the UK (due to his German heritage). Here, he worked with the rehabilitation of returning wounded soldiers, in the confining space of their hospital beds (later to become a pilates mat!).                                                                                                                                                         Indeed, Joseph continued this theme when read more…