Whether you are starting on a healing journey, or looking to maintain your current health, Pilates will help. Pilates focuses on 8 key principles, including precision. When combined with the other principles, precise Pilates practice can help address your specific needs and the mobility challenges you may experience in everyday life.
Precision is an important principle in Pilates, and one of the things that sets us apart from other types of exercise. In your Pilates sessions with us, your instructors will teach you the correct technique to perform each exercise. By carefully practicing and focusing on technique, precision forms the basis of our corrective approach to working with your body.
In your Pilates session, awareness is sustained throughout each movement. Precision is about executing each exercise with intent and focus. It is also about understanding why you are doing the exercise and how the exercise will benefit your body. The quality of your movement is more important than the number of repetitions. We will help you work on your placement, alignment of your body, and how your body should move in each exercise.
Remember, precision takes practice! The more you practice your Pilates exercises with awareness, concentration and control, the better the quality of your movement. As you and your instructor learn more about how your body moves, we will be able to help you release and strengthen the appropriate muscles to allow you to move with more precision and mobility. You’ll also get better at feeling how each exercise should be done and you will be able to transfer this knowledge into other aspects of your life.
Precision will help in your healing process, as it will allow your body to work in balance as you do your Pilates exercises, plus whilst you participate in your everyday activities.