THE CONCENTRATED CORE
All movement, whether it is exercise, recreational sports, occupational activities, hobbies or daily living tasks, is initiated from the trunk (CORE) of the body.
CORE body strength is gained by isolating
and strengthening the rectus and transverse
abdominus, deep internal stabilizers, back
extensors, back stabilizers and trunk rotational
Patricia Binkley-Childress has had over 50 hours of continuing education in the Pilates method and has given over 400 hours of group as well as 330 hours of private instruction in a Pilates-based exercise. The class is called the "CONCENTRATED CORE" and includes the
underlying principles of the Pilates method, many of the Pilates mat exercises, various
other core strengthening techniques, postural alignment, flexibility training for range of
Diaphragmatic Breathe Training.
Pilates - based exercise does.
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Joseph H. Pilates was born in Germany in 1880.
As a child he was very sick. By age 14 he had
overcome his physical limitations and had become
an accomplished skin diver, skier and gymnast.
It was there that he developed a method of mat
exercises that centered around strengthening the
called the REFORMER using bedsprings for
of injured professional dancers. Today the Pilates method is used in rehabilitation of dancers as well
as many diseased individuals or those with health
complications or challenges. It has recently grown
in popularity with many Hollywood stars as well as health clubs throughout the United States.
To prevent injury while participating in any activity that requires movement
outside the center of the body, it is essential to develop a strong CORE.