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Issue 5: Pilates Comes Up To Standard

 

1. Name and outline the six principles that underpin the idea of Pilates?

Concentration, to focus and move with awareness; Control, control of the body and movements; Centring, engaging the core muscles to stabilise the spine; Flowing Movement, doing the moves slowly and smoothly; Breathing, lateral thoracic breathing the timing of which facilitates the moves; Precision, moves should be done slowly with control and thoughtfulness Muscle Building, increased muscle mass; Control, control of the body and movements; Fitness, increased cardiovascular fitness; Centring, engaging the core muscles to stabilise the spine; Focus, increasing levels of concentration; Weight Loss, through increased activity
Concentration, to focus and move with awareness; Weight Loss, through increased activity; Control, control of the body and movements; Centring, engaging the core muscles to stabilise the spine; Muscle Building, increased muscle mass; Breathing, lateral thoracic breathing the timing of which facilitates the moves

2. What key features should a good Pilates class have?

Social interaction with other attendees
Cardiovascular fitness and muscle building techniques
Stability, Thoracic Breathing, Joint Mobilisation, and articulation of the spine

3. List four recognised health benefits of pilates?

Cardiovascular fitness, strength conditioning, stress reduction, weight management
Increased lung capacity, joint mobility, core stability, stress reduction
Core stability, cardiovascular fitness, mental strength, increased muscle mass



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