The Development of Body Control Pilates®
The first Body Control Pilates company was founded in London in 1995 by Lynne Robinson, pictured opposite, and Gordon Thomson. With the first Matwork teacher training course being held in 1996, shortly before the publication of their ground-breaking book Body Control The Pilates Way. Since then, 1000 students have chosen Body Control Pilates as their training provider.
The work of our teachers is supplemented by a wide range of books and DVDs.
What makes Body Control
Body Control Pilates exercises have been developed for both mat and machine work. They are adapted from the classical exercises developed by Joseph Pilates. We believe that many of these classical exercises are often not suitable for the average body. To work safely and effectively and to gain the full benefits of Pilates, these classical exercises are broken down to establish good movement skills thus building the best possible foundation, upon which to progress towards the classical work.
Body Control Pilates is remarkably effective and medically-approved. By working on the deep architectural structure of the body, 'core stability' is achieved, and maintained, through increasingly complex movement sequences.
The Body Control Pilates Method can work for everyone, regardless of fitness level. Exercises are particularly safe for those with back problems. Its consistent success rate has brought it to the attention of Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists.
The Body Control Pilates
The BCPA is Europe's foremost professional Pilates organisation. It was established in February 1997 and currently has 800 teaching members in the UK and abroad. It is a non-profit making organisation governed by a Council, that exists to safeguard the standards and quality of Body Control Pilates teachers. The Association also provides a unique support network for Body Control Pilates teachers worldwide.
All members work to a strict Code of Practice, which govern teaching standards, professional ethics and continued development. For further information visit the BCPA website www.bodycontrol.co.uk
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