WHAT IS PILATES?

Pilates (pronounced Pi-lah-tees) is an exercise system of mind-body conditioning evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. It teaches body awareness, develops good posture, improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion.

Pilates focuses on the deep postural muscles, including the pelvic floor (Kegel), the transversus abdominis(deep, anterior, abdominal fibers) and the multifidus (deep spinal stabilizers). These deep postural muscles are also referred to as the core.

Improving core muscle control, coordination, flexibility and strength will create a balance within the body. Combined with developing proper techniques, the body will learn to move in a safer, more efficient pattern of motion. The benefits of a body trained for core strength and flexibility are many. It provides an optimal foundation for sports training and performance, good posture and overall well-being. Pilates is also an excellent basis for dealing with injury recovery and physical rehabilitation.

Overall Pilates teaches muscular balance supported by core strength, and that ability will translate to benefits into many areas of ones life.

The Benefits of Regular Pilates Exercise

  • Better posture, balance, and core strength
  • Improves the Mind-Body connection
  • Conditions the whole body
  • Increases strength and flexibility
  • Relief from back pain
  • Injury rehabilitation and prevention
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Improves bone density and joint health
  • Tones the body
  • Reduces Stress
  • Challenging yet safe
  • Creates a strong, healthy, confident body

An Active Body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.