Why Pilates?

"Change happens through movement and movement heals." - Joseph Pilates

 

With life becoming more and more sedentary, people are losing touch with the essential human behavior of continuous movement. People are sitting more than ever, and the effect of this stationary behavior is detrimental to our health. Fortunately movement heals, and movement is at the core of Pilates. Doing Pilates regularly can assist people to excel in healthy lifestyles. As a way of obtaining total control of body and mind, Pilates practices low impact and intelligent movement, proper diet, sufficient sleep, correct breathing, uniform muscle development, spinal alignment and thorough hygiene. As Joseph Pilates said, "physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness." Polestar understands this is how we thrive, and that through Pilates people can obtain a level of health and happiness that we all desire. It is the goal of Polestar to help shape world health, keeping in mind the philosophy of Joseph Pilates, that...

 

"We must of necessity devote more time and more thought to the important matter of acquiring physical fitness...to the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure." -Joseph Pilates

 

The too fast paced modern world demands a lot from us just to survive, let alone live well. We need an abundance of energy to rise each day with purpose and perform the tasks required of us, but often these tasks are so draining that the body, mind and spirit are left stressed, exhausted, unable to indulge in the pleasurable activities which bring us joy. Through thoughtful movement, Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirits, in order that we may be in a better position to complete our work with ease and have sufficient vitality in reserve for the things we enjoy in life.

 

 

There are several trends, some of which are alarming, that are attracting people both to health careers and to exercise:

  • Baby boomers represent a large population that are looking to low-impact exercise
  • American adults reportedly spend 7.7 hours a day in sedentary behavior, which can be associated with traditional office oriented work and watching television
  • Children now spend more than 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen – television, videogames, and computer
  • Excessive sitting has been linked with increased risk for all-cause mortality and non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
  • Eighty percent of the population will experience low back pain during their lifetime; 25% will suffer chronic low back pain

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects there to be a 13% increase in the number of fitness professionals employed by 2022. Personalized care and exercise, like that of Pilates, is expected to increase by 21%.

 

 

 

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