Pilates with Tango Spirit

By: Hernando Gomez Salinas - Published: Mar 28, 2007 • References: baspotting.blogspot
Pilates exercises combined with Tango lessons is a new wave to exercise in Buenos Aires. The system is called Tangolates

Tango and Pilates have common roots in human movement and expression. One, Tango, older and established, the other, Pilates, more recently acquired by the general public. They share certain basic concepts. Yet, they are two very different manifestations of human movement.

The differences are obvious: one is a dance, the other a system of exercises. One is performed by two people, while the other is performed singly or individually. One, Tango, has music; the other, Pilates does not. One saw its origins at the port of Buenos Aires; the other, Pilates had its origins with wounded soldiers during the war. As for Tangolates: It is performed on a special apparatus called T-DiTella, while the other, Pilates, is performed on an entirely different machine called The Reformer.

Tangolates develop core abdominal strength, keep the skeleton supported and the spine protected, let the movement flow and focus on the energy that comes first from the core (and then flows outward).

Another way to keep the body in a good shape.