'Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong Postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit' - Joseph Pilates
Pilates is an exercise method created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. Pilates will strengthen your core, lengthen your spine, increase body awareness, build muscle tone and increase flexibility.
Pilates addresses the body as a whole, resulting in balanced muscle tone. It's the little things that count in Pilates, the attention to the detail of form that makes a simple seeming exercise extremely challenging and thus very effective. With the emphasis on form the body recruits smaller muscles to help the larger ones, developing greater coordination and balance.
Pilates creates long lean flexible muscle by training the muscles to work as they lengthen. Pilates exercises are performed with focused breathing helping the body to stretch effectively, release tension and increase lung capacity. Pilates is a true mind body connection.
The Benefits of Pilates
Improves your posture
Improves mobility and flexibility
Delivers muscle tone and endurence
Promotes a more efficient and supportive core
Complements training for athletes
Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation
Builds better balance and coordination
Alleviates aches and pains
Helps maintain and can improve bone density
Develops the function and efficiency of the lungs with improvement in circulation
Offers a safe and beneficial form of exercise for a wide range of medical conditions, including Scoliosis, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis.
Makes you look and feel better
Relieves stress and tension and promotes a feeling of well-being
Expands body awareness
Integrates mind, body and spirit
Improves quality of life.