Pilates is a complete exercise method developed by founder Joseph Pilates over the course of a life time dedicated to improving physical and mental health. Pilates exercises the whole body through a range of mat based exercises, re-balancing muscle use throughout the entire muscular skeletal system. The exercises build the body core strength and improve posture through a series of low repetition, low impact, stretching and conditioning exercises, which develop inner muscle strength, whilst also toning outer muscles without building bulk.
Zen is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese character Chan, which is in turn the Chinese translation from the Indian Sanskrit term Dhyana, which means meditation. The essence of Zen is to put every thing out of your mind other than the thing you are doing, or focusing on, in the present moment, which is the focus of your complete concentration.
Zen Pilates exercises support the development, and maintenance, of a healthy body and healthy mind.