Contemporary Pilates

There is no such thing as a definitive Contemporary Pilates method. Various training institutions have chosen different approaches to enhance and adapt classical Pilates.

Contemporary Pilates according to art of motion:

  • Respects the basic principles of the original Pilates method.
  • Integrates research findings of modern science in theory and practise.
  • Works with a highly advanced repertoire that includes exercises in any body position.
  • Places emphasis on the design of an exercise and the understanding of it's purpose and benefits.
  • Encompasses a deep understanding of the body, its related systems, as well as the power of visualisation when making use of the Franklin Method®, for example.
  • Adds the principles of elasticity and dynamics of the Gyrokinesis® method.
  • Integrates the basics of gentle, profound work of the Feldenkrais method.
  • Includes the ever-evolving knowledge of physiotherapy.
  • Combines artistic elements with functional training.
  • Uses specific sequencing and topic-specific choreographies.
  • Uses basic principles of neurolinguistics programming in educational teaching.
  • Promotes the joy of movement and appreciation of the body.

Contemporary Pilates brings lightness, smoothness and energy to the body; it refreshes the mind and lets everyday activities happen easily and efficiently.