The Pilates Method consists in teaching the person to move with economy, balance and coordination through basic principles that form the Pilates technique. It is focused on flexibility and strengthening the body through a series of controlled movements that join mind and body.
During the exercises, the focus is on the energy center or “powerhouse,” a physical center coinciding with the center of gravity of the body and located in the belly area. Pilates teaches to strengthen and to work the abdominal muscles creating a belt of strength. One can learn to control the abdominal region and initiating movements from this region avoiding the risk of injury.
The effectiveness of the Pilates Method n improving the quality of life began to be of interest to the scientific sector in the 90s, when the first scientific and research publications on the matter began to emerge. It is recognized for preventing injuries in dancers and athletes. Many professionals practice it regularly, as a form of complementary work to their technical training.