Helen Dixon

What makes Body Control Pilates different?

Body Control Pilates exercises are adapted from the ‘classical’ repertoire developed by Joseph Pilates.  In order for someone to work safely and effectively and to gain the full benefits of Pilates, these classical exercises should be broken down to establish good movement skills thus building the best possible foundation upon which to progress towards the classical, more advanced work.  This is the essence of the Body Control Pilates Method.

Body Control Pilates is remarkably effective - and medically-approved. It is of an holistic nature, being based upon a well-constructed philosophical foundation. Central to the Method is 'awareness of your own body' and each and every exercise is built around its eight basic principles: 

 

Relaxation

Concentration

Co-ordination

Centring

Alignment

Breathing

Stamina   

Flowing Movements


By working on the deep architectural structure of the body, 'core stability' is achieved, and then maintained, through increasingly complex movement sequences. Specific problem-areas can be targeted by an exercise, but always in relation to the rest of one's body.

Your body awareness is heightened by bringing together mind and body - Body Control Pilates literally teaches you to be in control of your body, allowing you to handle stress more effectively and achieve relaxation more easily.

 

 

"In the end, we are what we eat and we are how we move”

- Katy Bowman.

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