What is it?

Pilates is a form of exercise that strengthens your body from the inside out.  It is a sequence of movements, organized in a specific  order, performed with a precise rhythm and breathing pattern to achieve stronger postural muscles and a stable spine. The movements can be done simply on a mat or by using different pieces of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates.

What does it do?

The primary goal of Pilates is to develop a healthy spine. Thousands of people suffer from some type of low back pain. Pilates offers a safe and effective way to strengthen the muscles that support the spine. Pilates increases flexibility throughout the body which creates easier movement. It improves posture and alignment making movement more efficient. It creates an awareness of breathing patterns and teaches the importance of good breathing habits. All of these benefits carry over to movement patterns used in everyday life from doing chores around the house to improving performance in other activities or sports.

Who is it for?

Everyone can do Pilates regardless of age or gender. It is easy on the body and no prior experience is necessary to start. Specific needs and goals are addressed by the individualized programs provided by our instructors. Our instructors are skilled and knowledgeable working with all populations.

Pilates Principles:

  • Control
    Every exercise is to be done with complete muscular control
  • Centering
    Physically bringing focus to the center of the body
  • Concentration
    Full attention to the exercise to get the most out of it
  • Breathing
    Full deep breaths are an integral part of the Pilates method
  • Precision
    Awareness sustained throughout each movement,
    appropriate placement and alignment
  • Flow
    Exercises performed in a flowing manner with energy connecting all parts