At Omni Pilates various apparatuses are used to train your body to functionally operate at its optimal level. We can design a program for just about anything. The Reformer is the most popular Pilates apparatus designed by Joseph Pilates. It consists of a carriage that moves back and forth along tracks within a frame. Despite the somewhat medieval name, the Pilates reformer is actually an amazingly elegant apparatus. Whether you are looking to be pain free during your everyday life, perform better at your sport or recreation, recover from an injury, or just get sexy, Pilates can help!
More traditional types of training tend to develop short and bulky muscles. Pilates elongates the spine, strengthens the muscles in both eccentric and concentric loads increasing the elasticity of muscles and the flexibility of joints which in turn helps prevent injury. Thus, it is this combination of strength and flexibility that reduces the potential for injury.
The Five Basic Principles of STOTT Pilates
The following Five Basic Principles form the foundation of the method from which our education and all of our programming is developed. Whether performed on a mat or on specialized equipment, application of the following bio mechanical principles will ensure the realization of maximum benefits from Pilates exercises:
--Breathing --Pelvic Placement --Rib cage placement --Scapular movement --Head and cervical spine placement