Why You Should Do Pilates

September 18, 2013

Industry News

Mat ClassJoseph Pilates knew that spine health is very important at any age.

You are only as old as your spine. Well, according to Joseph Pilates, that is. When he was creating his program, originally called Contrology, it was designed as a way to help with flexibility, which he thought was paramount for good health. Joseph Pilates once said, “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young!”

According to Julie Erickson, owner of Endurance Pilates and Yoga in Arlington, having the ability to move freely throughout life is very important. “In order to keep this mobility, we must be able to move with control in all of the directions the spine is meant to move: flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and rotation,” she says. “Learning to do this safely and with the support of the muscles of the core is what Pilates is all about.”

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