March Matness

Sure, there’s lots of basketball fans this time of year, but let’s not forget all the fans of Pilates’ March Matness.

March Matness started in 2013 when popular teacher, Benjamin Degenhardt, wanted to bring attention to classical Pilates exercises and began challenging students to do all 34 exercises in one hour.

Pilates studios around the world are participating and reminding students how Pilates has an incredible number of benefits, including a healthy spine, increased flexibility, and overall sense of well-being. Pilates multi-dimensional exercises challenge the body in multiple planes to bring about a balanced muscular system.

As Joseph Pilates said in his book, Return to Life Through Contrology, “Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.”

Pilates meant for his system of exercises to help people function optimally. Joseph Pilates wanted students to be able to perform their duties with “spontaneous zest and pleasure.”

Degenhardt got the ball rolling by drawing attention to the classical exercises and March Matness continues to gain more and more fans as Orthopedic Doctors, Physical Therapists and people from all walks of life discover the benefits of Pilates.
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