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Pilates is a form of exercise that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It is a low-impact, full-body workout that emphasizes proper breathing, spinal alignment and controlled movements. Pilates improves your posture, stability, coordination and breathing. The gentle, small yet fluid movements create a strong core (abdominals and back) and increase balance and coordination. Pilates is an ingenious training method inspired by yoga, tai chi, mensendieck, the Alexander Technique and physiotherapy. These exercises can be performed on a mat or using specialized equipment such as a reformer, which utilizes springs and pulleys to provide resistance. Pilates is popular for improving flexibility, balance and posture, as well as building strength and endurance. There are many variations of Pilates, ranging from beginner to advanced levels and it can be customized to suit individual needs and goals. Find below our Pilates retreats and holidays.
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Hotel GaloMar Galo Resort Puurenkuur
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Sentido Galomar, Madeira (Portugal)
Discover an extraordinary adults-only seaside retreat, boasting an array of thrilling activities to captivate even the most active and sport fanatics.
11 Reviews
Annabelle
5
Annabelle, Cyprus
The 5-star Annabelle Hotel invites guests to experience the genuine warmth of Cypriot hospitality, the captivating beauty of nature, and ultimate relaxation at the Ouranos Wellbeing Spa, among other delightful experiences.
2 Reviews
Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden | Puurenkuur Official Sales Office Benelux
5
Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden - Tenerife, Canary Islands
A luxury, Asian-inspired 5* hotel with top Thai spa, tropical gardens and impeccable service.
25 Reviews
Sianji Wellbeing Resort
5
Sianji Wellbeing Resort, Turkey
Sianji Wellbeing Resort brings together detox, fitness, and wellness programs, along with the allure of luxury and relaxation amidst the sun and sea. Experience it all at a competitive price.
89 Reviews
AMARA
5
AMARA, Cyprus
AMARA is a brand-new stunning ultra-luxury resort located near the coast of Limassol, Cyprus where all rooms and suites offer 180 degree views of the Mediterranean Sea!
4 Reviews
Absolute Sanctuary
4
Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand
This stunning boutique wellness hotel, with its Mediterranean-inspired architecture, is a true paradise for yoga, detox, fitness, and Pilates enthusiasts. It is located on the tropical island of Koh Samui in Thailand.
18 Reviews
COMO Shambhala Estate
5
COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali (Indonesia)
Experience next-level personal attention at COMO Shambhala Estate, where you'll have your own personal assistant! The incredibly dedicated team is committed to making your stay the best it can be, ensuring an exclusive and exceptional experience.
9 Reviews
Shanti-Som
4
Shanti-Som, Spain
Capturing the beauty and serenity of Bali, right here at home. Welcome to Shanti-Som, where seclusion and intimacy invite self-discovery.
83 Reviews
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary
5
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Thailand
An experience. Life changing. Unforgettable. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is all of this…and more. But words alone cannot describe Kamalaya. Kamalaya needs to be experienced.
144 Reviews
Six Senses Kaplankaya
5
Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey
The newly opened resort on the beautiful Aegean coast is the epitome of luxury. It's stylish and modern, with a wide range of facilities and activities, including a top-notch spa and a spacious fitness center in the first-rate wellness center.
9 Reviews
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What is Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It is a low-impact, full-body workout that emphasizes proper breathing, spinal alignment and controlled movements. Pilates improves your posture, stability, coordination and breathing. The gentle, small yet fluid movements create a strong core (abdominals and back) and increase balance and coordination. Pilates is an ingenious training method inspired by yoga, tai chi, mensendieck, the Alexander Technique and physiotherapy. The Pilates method consists of a series of exercises that target the core muscles, including the abdominals, lower back and pelvic floor. These exercises can be performed on a mat or using specialized equipment such as a reformer, which utilizes springs and pulleys to provide resistance. Pilates is popular for improving flexibility, balance and posture, as well as building strength and endurance. It is often recommended as a complementary therapy for individuals recovering from injuries or managing chronic conditions such as back pain or arthritis. There are many variations of Pilates, ranging from beginner to advanced levels, and it can be customized to suit individual needs and goals. Pilates is also commonly used in combination with other forms of exercise, such as yoga or cardio workouts, to provide a well-rounded fitness routine. 

Who is Pilates for 

Pilates is for everyone: young or old, fit or full of good intentions to get fit. Pilates classes and holidays are suitable for all. As it uses gentle, small, concentrated movements an no jolting is involved, Pilates is a good form of exercise for injury-prone people, those new to exercise, heavily overweight and mature sports people. Physiotherapists all over the world recognise the health benefits Pilates offers during rehabilitation or to compliment regular treatment of chronic conditions.

Core-stability

Pilates can be done on a mat using body weight, or alternatively on Pilates equipment. It is a highly effective workout to both strengthen and lengthen all the muscles in the body. However, the star of the show is your core: i.e., the stomach, back and pelvic floor muscles. Pilates exercises recruit these muscles, making them stronger. A strong core is the foundation for good posture. Standing correctly and sitting up straight become second nature through Pilates. A strong core also provides strength and balance when performing your daily activities. This is how Pilates helps protect your back, reducing the risk of injury.

Pilates 'The art of controllogy'

Joseph Pilates, the inventor of the exercise, described his method as 'the art of controllogy'. Pure mental focus will grant you control over your body. Which is why you won’t hear any loud music or thudding beats during a Pilates class. Some instructors do use calming background music.