Pilates, or simply Pilates method is a system of physical and mental training created in the early twentieth century by Joseph Pilates, who devised based on their knowledge of various specialties such as gymnastics, traumatology and yoga, combining the dynamism and strength muscle with mind control, breathing and relaxation.

In its principles he was called Contrology (Contrology), by Pilates himself, because it emphasizes the use of the mind to control the body, but seeking balance and unity between them. The method focuses on developing core muscles to maintain body balance and provide stability and strength to the spine, so it is widely used as therapy in rehabilitación1 and, for example, prevent and cure back pain. It is practiced worldwide and owes its growing that is practiced by celebrities from the worlds of music, film, dance or sports popularity.

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