Pilates is a method of exercises developed in the early 1900’s by German-born Joseph Pilates. He formulated his regimen to include six principles: precision, fluidity, breath, control, concentration and centering. His method of exercise focuses on strengthening, stretching, and balancing the whole body. By stabilizing and strengthening the core muscles of the body, Pilates helps to optimize your body’s performance through a mind-body connection at every task whether it be running a marathon or simply sitting at your desk.
Benefits of Pilates:
- Prevents injury
- Decreases pain
- Improves balance
- Elongates Muscles
- Improves coordination
- Challenging yet safe (low impact)
- Improves posture
- Complements any sport or cardiovascular workout
Pilates can be modified for any fitness level from patients requiring Rehab-based fitness to elite athletes. Pilates is suitable for all ages and body types.