Most people have some kind of physical pain from years of exercising incorrectly. High impact aerobics and muscle isolating weight training have caused their bodies to break down.
Joseph Pilates understood this and knew the benefits of training the body as an integrated unit on a machine that supports structural weakenss, balances misalignments and challenges areas of strength over those isolating, high impact exercises.
Our bodies move through space in the vertical position and need the spine to be perfectly curved to absorb the impact. We need to have strong postural muscles to prevent us from falling over, as well as strong mobilizing muscles for running, lifting and playing.
Traditional fitness focuses only on the isolation of one muscle group at a time and tearing those fibers to create a bulky over-worked muscle which, in turn, creates a weak joint.
Our modern lifestyle has also forced our poor bodies to sit for too long, causing the spine to deteriorate and the postural muscles to weaken and tire. The combination of a sedentary lifestyle and incorrect training has created bodies loaded with imbalances and pain.
AeroPilates to the rescue.
Lying down on a machine that supports the body in its entirety is the best way to retrain muscles to do their job. Joseph Pilates created simple movements on this machine that employ all the muscles simultaneously and, because the body is lying down, it fails to recognize the old patterns and can learn new ones.
It is the moving platform that forces the postural muscles to initiate movement, while the resistance cords force the mobilizer muscles to strengthen.
With the innovation and addition of the Cardio Rebounder, everyone can get fit. Large overweight, unfit people can now burn calories without hurting themselves as well as retrain their overworked and fatigued muscles to come to life again. 20 minutes a day is all it takes for young and old, fit and not-fit people to restore their bodies to a youthful, agile and vibrant state.