What Pilates can do for you
The Pilates method is a unique form of movement designed specifically to reeducate your body as you go through the exercises. Through awareness and practice, you acquire more efficient and effective movement. You recruit and strengthen what is weak, you stretch what is tight, you move what is stagnant, stiff and neglected. Circulation increases, pain subsides, strength, flexibility and stamina improve, posture is corrected, confidence is regained, and as Joseph Pilates said in the title of his 1945 book, you can “Return to Life.”
Classical Pilates can give you:
STRENGTH - Strengthen all your muscles, from your feet to your core to your neck. No other method gives your core and feet the attention they deserve.
FLEXIBILITY - Not only strengthen your muscles, but do it in a lengthened position, giving you flexibility and grace as you move while also preventing injury.
MINDFULNESS - Gain a deeper understanding of your tendencies and how to balance them, a stronger mind-body connection, improved mood, and greater confidence.
IMPROVED BIOMECHANICS AND POSTURE - Learn how to balance your muscle usage around each joint, improving biomechanics and posture while reducing aches, pain, and stiffness in the studio as well as throughout your day.
A HEALTHY SPINE - Take a rigid spine and gently coax it with good support from the core into not only flexion but also extension, rotation, and side bending. Over time, the spine becomes strong and flexible like that of a cat, able to produce a wide range of movements without pain, compression, or fear of injury.
BETTER BREATHING - Learn more potent breathing, which better oxygenates your blood that is then better pumped throughout your body by the exercises. In this way, Pilates promotes healing of chronically deprived tissues.
What clients say about Pilates
For more information about Joseph Pilates, see Who Was Joe?