Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named. Pilates called his method “Contrology”. It is practiced worldwide, and especially in western countries such as Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. As of 2005, there were 11 million people practicing the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States.
There is only limited evidence to support the use of Pilates to alleviate low back pain, or improve balance in elderly people. There is some evidence regular Pilates sessions can help muscle conditioning in healthy adults, when compared to doing no exercise.
In his book Return to Life through Contrology, Joseph Pilates presents his method as the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance.
The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the “powerhouse” and is thought to be the key to a person’s stability. Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner’s specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body adapts itself to the exercises.
Welcome to Rhythm Identity Dance Academy. Rhythm Identity or RI for short, is a dance studio based in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. Established since 2006, RI has been educating and provide dance training to people of all walks of life.
From students to retirees, the students of RI learn a myriad of dance in our curriculum: Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, West Coast Swing, Pole and Aerial, Fly Yoga, HIIT and Zumba. We don’t see Rhythm Identity just as a dance academy, but also as a family. Come talk to us and allow us to help you find the program that suits your needs.