The Pilates Method was named after its German founder, Joseph Pilates, who developed his work from a strong personal experience in fitness. Unhealthy as a child, he studied many kinds of self-improvement systems of western and eastern practices. Joseph was inspired by the ancient Greek ideal that man could be perfected with the development of body, mind, and spirit.
The term “Classical Pilates ” indicates that the exercises are of the original Joseph Pilates’ Method and in the order he intended: the mat work in combination with specifically developed Pilates equipment. Each piece was designed by Joseph himself to help accelerate the process of stretching, strengthening, improving the body’s alignment and increasing the core strength.
Pilates was the first sport/ physical system I fell in love with. Through the practice, I established a strong connection to my body; becoming more aware of my physical and mental health. The Method helped me discover my life-force and endurance. It brought about the first monumental change and transformation to my body and my life. I am certified in the Classical Pilates Method via Romana’s Pilates and have been teaching this method since 2005.