About Pilates

Pilates Benefits

The Pilates Body

The Pilates Mind

  • A leaner, more toned body
  • Stronger, longer muscles without bulk
  • Abdominal muscles that draw in and up, rather than protrude
  • Greater energy and vigor
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Strengthening of muscles contributing to chronic injuries
  • Enhanced self-awareness and self- confidence
  • An invigoration of mind and elevation of spirit
  • A feeling of being more ‘centered’
  • A sense of rejuvenation
  • Improved concentration and focus
  • Increased awareness of the mind/body connection

Pilates (pi-LAH-teez) is a form of body conditioning developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 20th century. The method encompasses more than 500 exercises that simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles. Pilates is based on the principle that before working the peripheral parts of the body, the core needs to be strong and stable. Centering or stabilization is one of the six Principles of Pilates, that also include control, concentration, flow, breath, and precision.

Pilates focuses primarily on movement from the center, located in the pelvis just below the navel deep within the abdominal area. From our center we support our spine and major organs, strengthen the back and improve alignment and posture. Thus, when developed properly with practice we are less vulnerable to fatique and lower back pain. Through regular sessions on both the mat and specialized Pilates apparatus, clients seek to develop an equal balance between abdominal and lower back musculature to improve strength, flexibility, stamina, and stability. Over time, this approach creates a strong foundation from which one can achieve new heights of physical fitness and control, as well as emotional well-being and balance. In this way, the Promise of Pilates can become your reality.

Pilates Benefits

Pilates is intelligent, functional exercise for optimal, lifelong well-being. With a strong commitment and consistent practice two to three times a week, you may find Pilates to be the anti-aging ‘drug’ you’ve been looking for. If you open yourself to becoming a true student of the technique, the promise of Pilates can become your reality.