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What is Pilates?

"It's hard to say enough good things about the benefit of taking Pilates. The muscle and mental discipline. It touches every aspect of your life in a positive and meaningful way." 

- Barbara S., Attorney, age 63, Pilates student since 2004

 

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The Pilates Method is a method of body conditioning like no other. You look forward to your sessions as they are engaging, empowering and leave you rejuvenated with a new sense of physical and mental well-being.  Pilates is a sound method of body conditioning that is rich with detail and powerful with results. It is a method that is applicable to all bodies.

Developed by the legendary physical trainer Joseph H. Pilates, The Pilates Method is an exercise system designed to uniformly develop the body focusing on increasing flexibility and strength to build more defined, longer, leaner muscles. Read more about the history of Pilates, and about our commitment to the original Pilates Method of Body Conditioning.

The Pilates Method consists of over 500 specific exercises using five major pieces of unique apparatus to develop the body with balance. Each exercise, performed with few repetitions, emphasizes precise movement, requiring proper control and form.

Because your mind is engaged with your body to perform the movement correctly, you experience a new awareness of muscle function and control. Through the work, the abdomen, gluteals and lower back are supported and strengthened, enabling the body to move more efficiently and freely. The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is the simultaneous integration of control, flexibility, strength, precision, breath, flow of movement and body awareness.

[The Pilates Method] "develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit." Joseph H. Pilates, Return to Life