Pilates is a slow and controlled exercise method developed by Joseph H. Pilates. Using breath and focus one develops superb body awareness which is then implemented in daily life- that’s why it is so effective. It becomes a way of moving. Creating balance is the ultimate goal- stabilizing hyper mobility or generating flexibility in short muscles or tight joints. Pilates is fantastic for improving posture and alleviating stress. Even injuries or weak areas can be healed and strengthened with this practice. Working in alignment with you own body means less friction, more fluidity & grace, amazing inner strength and all –around better health!

 

Why do pilates?

The benefits of Pilates covers a generous area:

  • discover and strengthen core (deep interior) muscles
  • tone (exterior) musculature
  • develop body awareness
  • create stability
  • enhance flexibility
  • improve posture
  • build body balance
  • increase range of motion
  • alleviate back/ neck pains
  • aid in rehabilitation
  • cure incontinency
  • help prevent injury
  • removes stress

Who does pilates?

The beauty of Pilates is that it offers something for everybody- male, female, young, old, athlete, dancer, business person or anyone who just wants to improve their health and enhance the quality of their lives. Small classes give you personal attention, movements are performed slowly for precision, endurance, strength and mindfulness.  Since Pilates works on a layered system it offers ease and proper build up to the novice while remaining challenging to the more advanced student. The method is so variable that it can be used for different intents or purposes. 

Why pilates work?

Sometimes people wonder how one hour a week can be so effective. essentially what Pilates teaches is not just exercise- it teaches knowledge. Simply put, when you learn to recognize what you feel in your body, to work according to how your body functions best, it becomes new and better way of moving- with ease and less tension. Your musculature changes to support the, bones, joints and body for better posture, less friction or stress ,providing a strong and healthy physique.