The Pilates Method is so diverse it is utilized by fitness enthusiasts seeking to engage in a refreshing form of exercise, as well as by individuals getting into shape. It is also used by professional athletes to gain a competitive edge, to improve technique and to prevent injury.
The low impact nature of this method allows people who have chronic pain or certain injuries to use Pilates. It integrates into existing rehabilitative exercise programs to speed recovery from soft tissue injuries and to help aid in relief from chronic pain. The Pilates Method can be safely used by anyone regardless of his or her current fitness level. Pilates is a method of exercise for every body. Because conditioning sessions are closely supervised, working one on one with an instructor, sessions are designed to an individual's specific needs.
"I could say a lot about the technical aspects of Pilates, its variety, and how much I like what it does for my strength and flexibility, but what I like best about Excel Pilates Annapolis is that I've hardly ever had a session where I didn't find both challenge and a sense of accomplishment. The wonderful Excel teachers are beautifully trained to find what your body can do and then the points where you are ready to progress to greater depth or precision or to more advanced exercises. They are so encouraging when you are working on a 'tough place!'"
-Barbara B., math instructor, age 63, Pilates client since 2004