The Pilates method is a non-aerobic exercise system based on six basic principles: correct breathing, concentration, body stabilization and control, flow of movement and precision in exercising. It is a method suited to anyone who desires a healthy, athletic and flexible body, regardless of age and gender.
Being a safe and mild exercise method, Pilates is also suitable for pregnant women, children and the elderly. It is also excellent for people with chronic injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and neck pain, as well as for people in the post-operative phase.
The exercises can be adapted to the individual needs of each practitioner.
The Pilates method combines its basic authentic set of exercises, with the use of props such as balls, mini-balls, weights, elastic exercise bands or “therabands”, “magic circles” and ethafoam rollers, to facilitate the exercises or to make them harder, maximizing the participation of the muscle groups used in each exercise.
The body parts to be first exercised are the belly, the waist and the buttocks, called the “power house”, as they are of great importance for the proper support of the body during our daily routine.
Benefits of the Pilates method:
- Increased lung capacity and blood circulation.
- Muscular fitness, body strengthening, striation and firming.
- Improved posture, alignment and flexibility, elasticity of the spine.
- Stamina, balance, harmony, grace, physical and mental welfare.
- Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries and generally musculoskeletal injuries.
- Freedom from pain.
Marios - Serafim Georgiadis
He was born and grew up in Aghioi Theodoroi in Peloponnese. Since the age of 8 he studied ballet, piano, sax (alto) and was a member of the theatre company “Aghioi Theodoroi People’s Theatre”, with teacher Notis Pergialis. He teaches at the Shantom House of Culture since 2017.
Degrees and certifications
- Nurse (Ioannina Technological Educational Institute).
- Ballet and modern dance teacher -scholarship recipient- Higher Professional Private Dance School “Niki Kondaxaki”.
- Teacher of Greek traditional dances, three-year training at the school of the “Greek Dances Theatre Dora Stratou”.
- Orff Schulwerk teacher ,two-year training at the school of the “Greek Dances Theatre Dora Stratou” with Olympia Agalianou.
- Pilates Instructor (Mat & Equipment) degree from Giorgos Xiros’ “Studio One”, attestation by Alan Herdman.