What Is Pilates? | Pilates Workout

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A: So the question comes up a lot, what is Pilates. Pilates is a systemized form of exercise that was originated by Joe Pilates. Joseph Pilates came from Germany and landed in New York City in the early 1920’s. The exercises focus on core strengthening which is your abdominals and your back. A lot of people think that it’s just for dancers. In New York City it started out with a lot of dancers taking it because it helped them in their performance. It helped them be better at whatever they were doing. But now, as time has gone along, more people in just regular life have started to take Pilates because they can feel how it changes their body.

B: Absolutely, and with that, with the core strength, I mean, in our work these days or even in the athletics or other activities we may do you have to have a strong abdominal core. Our posture no longer, you know, sitting at a desk. Like we are naturally, now, today, pretty weak in our core and Pilates has sort of been the magic cure. Although it’s not really magic. It’s like a lot of hard work. I know Pilates can be very intimidating to someone who hasn’t done it before, but, really, a lot of it you have done before. I mean if you have taken an exercise class, if you have taken a dance class, if you’ve even watched TV you’ve seen Pilates. So it is accomplishable by everybody. It’s a sequential, safe way of moving through exercises. It’s very supportive of your joints. It promotes long, lean musculature that is true to your body and your form which provides a great foundation. Even if you want to bulk up and be a bodybuilder you start with that core musculature to be the very best of who you are from the core.

C: And Pilates works in systems, so a lot of people ask, “What’s the one exercise I should do in the Pilates system that would make me long and lean and tone?” The real answer to that is that you have to do all of the exercises. It doesn’t work like regular bicep curls at the gym. You have to do from the hundred all the way through front support, and that’s how you’ll see the results.

A: And it’s a lot of flexion and extension, and rotation. And the whole system has a formula to take you through one exercise to prepare you for the next exercise. It’s a full body workout, head to toe, fingers to the top of your head. Pilates can be done on equipment which is special apparatus that Joe Pilates invented himself. And it can also be done just with the mat just like you would go into, say, a group yoga class and you put the mat down on the floor and you work with your own body weight. So you could either do Pilates on the apparatus which works with springs and tension and resistance, or you can work on the mat with just your own body weight. And people sometimes ask, what’s the difference, and which one you like better. It’s kind of a person by person basis. Some people like mat work better. Some people like working on the apparatus better. And the difference is just the spring tension.

C: And mat Pilates is actually, for many people, the most challenging, because you have to have correct form and you’re using your own body weight. On the equipment you’re placed in proper alignment. And on the mat you’re responsible for your own posture and positions you’re placing your body in, so it’s very challenging.

Comments

FangedBaby says:

I misread this as What is Pirates… O.o

billygenewise says:

WOOOOODDDD BAAAANNGGG

shah yash says:

Great they explain in a good way and it is really cool form of exercise.

RapidCycling07 says:

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SKyNET says:

LESBIANS !

dhardtofind says:

Marry, kill, and fuck–in order from left to right.

sixgunstrawberry says:

These women all look so nervous at the beginning.

Rootva Agrawal says:

Hi Madeline.. Wow you have such amazingly beautiful eyes..!! Cheers..!! 🙂

Informative video about the theory of Pilates..

Caveman Elitist says:

i am sexy 😀

Neanderthal 119 says:

Why have I never heard of Pilates once in my life til now?
I’m a pretty physical guy, I do a lot of yoga n stuff.

SpicyHam says:

hot hot hot

AJ Jones says:

Don’t know why all hot babes into yoga and Pilates

jonoharris333 says:

Thanks but why didn’t you show us any Pilates?

PhysiquesOfNaturalness says:

HIPPIE SHIT

VitalEyez: Lyricist/MC says:

Uh because yoga and Pilates MAKES them hot in the first place haha.

Rom V.H says:

take the old lady in the middle out and bring me another blond!

BobvanKay says:

Chinese Pirates?

Daniel Pires says:

PIlates are what?
The guys are saying pilates is fake or a waste of time, don’t will suport one session of pilates

Douglas Riggs says:

best workoutis the one that works for YOU i wasted so mich time with “extreme” workouts an turns out that “sissy” thing called yoga worked for me :-

linkerDA says:

0:49 she wants her!

Sinkatze says:

Good explanation, but I was hoping to see what the exercises look like as I came here not knowing what its like exactly. 

The Sober King says:

I’ve done a lot of “pull outies”

PhysiquesOfNaturalness says:

PILATES SUCKS, TOTAL WASTE OF TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!
  U NEED A LOT MORE THAN JUST CORE STRENGTH W/ BODY WEIGHT CALISTHENICS TO GET A FULL FROM HEAD-TO-TOE HARD, TONED, UN-SOFT/NOT DOUGHY (LOW FAT), STRONG MUSCULAR ATHLETIC LOOKING BODY….PILATES IS FOR SISSIES THAT JUST DON’T KNOW ANY BETTER… HIT THE FREE-WEIGHTS WOMEN; STOP WASTING UR TIME WITH LOW INTENSITY/VOLUME BS THAT WILL GET U NO WHERE TOWARDS UR TRUE POTENTIAL 😉

BrawlX says:

i didnt subscribe to watch this… im out

no youtube name says:

Pilates of The Caribbean

Amanda Lovatt says:

Unsubscribed

daniel343ful says:

did you see how Sarah was looking at Madeline at 1:55 and how Madeline looked at Kim at the very end!!

no youtube name says:

What is Pilates?
Baby don’t hurt me! Don’t stretch me.. no more

george philippou says:

lol i thought pirates.. wtf?? 😛 o.0

Swagniss Everdeen says:

howcast got mad gay

Amber Leaf says:

Blah, blah, blah – where is the B ROLL that shows the actual exercise while they are talking? This is a fail, lol.

Miranda Denetdale says:

O-M-G, they are so long-winded. The title should be the history of pilates. UGH

Thehumornetwork says:

Hmmm…you guys are not helpful anymore….or funny.Unsubscribe

silly willy says:

THE ONE ON THE LEFT…I WANT IT

robsynth1 says:

Aaaand boom goes the dynamite.

Tea23blabla says:

bring attention

george philippou says:

ahahahahahahah just press 9 ;p

Thehumornetwork says:

Your forgot the cum ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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