Holistic Exercise with Pilates

Holistic Exercise with Pilates

Where did Pilates all begin?

Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in Germany in 1883. As a child, Joe suffered many ailments including asthma so he turned to exercise and athletics to help. He studied various exercise routines and was transfixed with the idea of the classical Greek ideal of man with a balanced mind, body and spirit. Hence Pilates was born.

In 1912 Joe went to the U.K working as a defense instructor at Scotland Yard but at the outbreak of World War I he was interned as an “enemy alien”. Rather than wallow he refined his ideas by training other internees by rigging springs to hospital beds to enable patients to exercise against resistance. These contraptions were the innovation behind later equipment designs.

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In 1926 Joe headed to America meeting his wife Clara along the way. When they arrived they opened a studio near the New York ballet. This lead to many dancers and other athletes becoming his clients. Some of those clients then went on to open their own studios throughout the U.S.

Then Hollywood came calling and where the stars go the media follows. The pilates business boomed and entered the fitness mainstream. These days over 10,000 million Americans and many more around the world participate in the exercise.

What makes Pilates so good”?

  • improved flexibility
  • increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
  • balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body
  • improved stabilisation of your spine
  • improved posture
  • rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
  • improved physical coordination and balance
  • relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back
  • safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
  • prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
  • increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
  • improved concentration
  • increased body awareness
  • stress management and relaxation.

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Here at Vitality 4 Life we strongly believe that holistic exercise is a crucial cornerstone to living a healthy happy life. For the past ?? years we have developed and designed some of the best quality Pilates equipment for our customers. If you are a beginner or a professional with a studio our Pilates equipment is for you.

Pilates Cadillac Full Trapeze Table

✓ Shipment may take between 2 - 4 weeks. Our dedicated consultant Natalie will be in touch with you within 24 hours of placing your order to discuss the timeframe. ✓ Includes FREE delivery NZ-wide! ✓ Fully adjustable complete Trapeze system ✓ Comes with full stainless steel trapeze structure, beech roll down bar, stainless steel push through bar, 2 springs with hand/foot straps, one pair of fuzzies ✓ Made from German Beech Wood with Lifetime Warranty ✓ Backed by a 3 year parts warranty on home use / 12 month commercial parts warranty ✓ 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Pilates Wunda Chair with Handles

✓ Shipment may take between 2 - 4 weeks. Our dedicated consultant Natalie will be in touch with you within 24 hours of placing your order to discuss the timeframe. ✓ Includes FREE delivery NZ-wide! ✓ Adjustable Full & Split Peddle System ✓ Adjustable Handles ✓ Four Springs with Two Tensions ✓ Solid Wood & Laminated Plywood Frame ✓ High Quality EVA Foam & Non-Slip PU Leather Upholstery ✓ Lifetime Wood Warranty ✓ Backed by a 3 year parts warranty on home use / 12 month commercial parts warranty

Studio Pilates Reformer

✓ Shipment may take between 2 - 4 weeks. Our dedicated consultant Natalie will be in touch with you within 24 hours of placing you order to discuss the timeframe. ✓ Includes FREE delivery NZ-wide! ✓ High Quality, Studio Level Reformer ✓ Stable & Responsive One-Piece Rail Carriage with 8 Wheel Vertical/Horizontal System ✓ Comes with bonus Solid Cardio Rebound/Jump Board, Foot-Strap + Long Box accessories ✓ Made from German Beech Wood with Lifetime Warranty ✓ Backed by a 3 year parts warranty on home use / 12 month commercial parts warranty ✓ 30 Day Money Back Guarantee


Cherie Heale