What are the types of Pilates?

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What are the types of Pilates?

Postby snehalshah » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:01 pm

Which are the different types of Pilates?


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Re: What are the types of Pilates?

Postby trish2233 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:17 pm

Classical Pilates: Classical Pilates has many names including traditional Pilates, Romana Pilates, New York Pilates, authentic Pilates, real or true pilates (and I`m sure there are others. Classical Pilates aims to preserve the original teachings of Joseph and Clara Pilates and continues to perform them as described traditionally.

Contemporary Pilates: Also known as modern Pilates. While contemporary Pilates is still based on the original work of Joseph and Clara Pilates, as the name suggests it recognises that many advances have been made since this time and incorporates contemporary knowledge and research into its teachings. By nature Contemporary Pilates is in continual development and thus may be extremely varied. It may use a wide variety of equipment including matwork, small props such as the foam roller or chi ball, all the traditional studio equipment and many other more recent designs such as Rael Isacowitz’ Avalon system.

Clinical Pilates: I would consider clinical Pilates to be a subset of Contemporary Pilates. In Australia at least, clinical Pilates usually refers to physio taught Pilates for rehabilitation. It can include matwork, small props especially theraband or studio equipment work. Clinical Pilates has a strong focus on the current research on stabiliser muscles and low back pain and includes training in using real time ultrasound to assess transverse abdominus and pelvic floor muscle activation.


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