A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion. (Joseph Pilates)


Pilates is a body-conditioning method developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the 1920s that transcends all boundaries, bringing improved mind and body health to the masses.

 

His main goal was to strengthen the “powerhouse”—the oft ignored area between the bottom of the rib cage and the line across your hips—while flattening the stomach, firming the buttocks, and correcting a weak, painful lower back. The deeper core abdominal and back muscles associated with the powerhouse support the spine, internal organs and posture.

 

 

What does this mean for you? Pilates will improve your flexibility, strength, balance, muscle control and tone. You’ll become more aware of your body, posture and alignment, not only while you exercise, but during daily activities. This leads to a strong body with increased resilience to aging’s debilitating effects; this method is also considered to be an effective form of post-accident rehabilitation exercise, and is fundamental to injury prevention.