Hello and Welcome to Absolute Pilates!
We are located in the Beautiful Houston Heights at 1132 Waverly just North of 11th Ave. between
N. Shepherd and Heights Blvd. in Houston, Texas 77008-6762
713-802-9355 (Studio) 713-628-3599 (Mobile)
Pilates is the time proven, all-in-one, means for getting a toned, lean, fit, strong body and as way to improve your co-ordination and improve posture for a younger, more dynamic you.
As you already know, the function of our skeletal system, how it works and moves, and it’s posture is very, very, very important. Our entire weight hangs on this framework.
Our skeletal posture directly affects our digestive, respiratory, circulatory and muscular-skeletal systems for better or worse. When our body is positioned correctly there is no strain on our muscles, ligaments, bones, and joints, our internal organs are supported not compressed, blood vessels are free not restricted, our nerves are healthy not irritated.
This allows your body to function at it's best and so, we work well and feel good. On the other hand, incorrect posture causes major stress.
For example, something as common as carrying our head forward, in front of our shoulders, instead of centered between our shoulders, adds 10 to 36 lbs of extra leverage weight to our neck and spine.
It’s easy to imagine how this would contribute to a number of dysfunctions in our spine, nerve and muscle system such as soreness, discomfort and pain, tension, limited movement, arthritis, degenerative changes, nerve irritation, disc, muscle and ligament injury, unnatural changes in bone and soft tissue, development of bone spurs, scar tissue formation, delayed healing from injury.
Look around and you will see that the posture of most adults and many teens is collapsed.
Postural Collapse or Prolapse is the condition where our muscles and bones are so out of balance and shape that it is no longer easy to return to our original balanced state. We are literally "bent out of shape." Balanced posture is crucial to prevent things from going dramatically wrong. Balanced posture is required in order to use our muscles and bones with co-ordination and "team-effort." This allows the workload and burden to be distributed evenly throughout our body. No single area struggles with the brunt of the load. This prevents strain, injury and secures our health and fitness.
Establishing good form and posture is a challenge. Figuring out how to reorganize our 206 bones and 600 muscles in our body properly and to recover good posture and movement is difficult but very rewarding. To accomplish it by oneself is virtually impossible. Unfortunately, we can't expect much improvement if we just exercise for half an hour then sit, stand and move out of good posture for the rest of the day. There is a science to successfully obtain or recover balanced posture.
How can I recover good posture?
You must be taught how to stop locking and jamming your muscles and joints and balance your posture continuously to maintain or improve the shape, fitness and function of your body. You need a plan, a specific effective system and the support to follow it. When you train with a specialist, postural and fitness recovery becomes a feasible, reachable goal.
Can't I just do it by myself?
Because we tend to sit and move in habitual patterns, without the support and training of a professional we will continue to sit, stand and move in the same ways we did before. This renews the stress pattern, tension, and imbalance and facilitates injury, damage and deformation of nerve, muscle, soft tissue and bone.
We all have the intention or desire to improve our posture but it takes more!
Poor posture is a tough habit that cannot be broken alone. It requires outside help. Just like you can’t give yourself a good back, shoulder and neck massage and work out the "kinks". You simply can't reach. You need to relax and let someone to do it for you. Considerable muscular changes have to take place for good posture to be recovered. These changes occur through Pilates training with a skilled professional. Eventually, the postural correction becomes "part of you" and what a joy that is!
We specialize in time proven effective systems such as...
Pilates training, assisted stretching; strengthening and balance exercises; comprehensive nutritional analysis and weight management, and neuro-muscular re-education to promote healthy ligaments, joints, muscles, bones, and nerves.
Pilates students who train with Mima and Joseph learn back health care, effective posture and body mechanics for daily living and working and help them develop strength and fitness. They develop greater awareness and voluntary control over their bodies and their movement. They become stronger, more coordinated and more limber.
You, too, can achieve increased fitness, awareness, ease, strength and control through supervised training and practice. Through exercises specifically designed to help your particular needs you can gently and effectively increase the range of motion and flexibility of the spine, relieve your tension and stress, strengthen and lengthen your muscles, create balance and slowly yet surely provide the optimum posture you need and deserve.
You can feel better, even better than ever.
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