What is Pilates? History, techniques and benefits

Pilates is lately one of the most frequent fitness, practiced by common people or celebrities. It is an exercise system that helps on improving muscle strength, flexibility and body awareness. It also helps on breathing, balance and coordination of the body. There are a series of controlled movements performed on the floor or on specially resistance apparatus like the Cadillac, the Spine Corrector, Wunda chair, Reformer and Ladder Barrel.

Pilates is different from jogging, cardio exercises is more a resistance exercise. The key elements of this discipline are spinal alignment and core muscle strength. During your exercises your instructor will teach you to concentrate deeply on your core muscles (abdomen, hips, pelvis and spine), on your breath and on the quality of the movements. All is about “contrology” called by Joseph Pilates, a total control and coordination of body, spirit and mind.

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Pilates history

Pilates was created in 1920s, in Germany by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates. Pilates first was practiced by soldiers returning from war to heal their pains and strengthen their bodies. According to Joseph mind and physical health are closely related.

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How to become a model

There are so many people that have a model idol and want to become like him or her. Becoming a model is one of the most frequent dreams of teens and of course if you are tall, slim and beautiful you have much more chances to become a high fashion model.

But this is not all that you need. If you don’t fit these criteria there are also chances for you to become a model. Maybe you have talent, you are unique, you have style, personality and a perfect spirit to be a model.

Fashion industry is large and needs all different sizes and shapes. There are different types of modeling where you can start your career and grow up more and more. All that you need are some tips and advises on how to start.

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Here are some tips on how to become a model:

–      First of all is to know your goals. You should have clear ideas on what do you want, what do you like most and what kind of modeling you want to do. There are different kinds of modeling like: photo shoots, commercial options, runway models, editorial marketing etc. Now is much easier to start.

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