In the 1930’s, Joseph Pilates developed a series of exercises on the Mat and on various equipment which he invented to strengthen the center, lengthen the spine, increase body awareness, build muscle tone and gain flexibility. The Pilates technique develops strong abdominal & postural muscles to support the skeletal system and act as the “powerhouse” of the body.
Ellie Herman has further developed the system reflecting her eclectic background in yoga, gymnastics, dance and Chinese medicine. Pilates develops a strong center which helps alleviate back pain, prevents injury, & improves performance in all aspects of life.
Pilates Equipment Invented by Joseph Pilates, these hand-crafted pieces of equipment are constructed with variable spring resistance which builds long and lean musculature and allows synergistic muscle engagement. The equipment tones and strengthens the whole body while focusing on proper alignment, increasing range of motion & flexibility.