Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and
skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in
the way you play, and in the way you work.” – Joseph Pilates
The Pilates Method is an approach in mind and body integration that
was created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. The fundamental
principles focus on balance, concentration, control, centered
awareness, fluid movements, and breath. Pilates enhances core
strength that increases flexibility, coordination and spatial
awareness. The repertoire is performed as a mat class or on
specialized equipment utilizing springs for resistance. Pilates
engages the whole person, not just the muscles. For everybody from
an athlete to a mother, Pilates will develop and enhance stamina,
posture, alignment and core strength for elite performance to
How is this done?
The pilates method uses specifically designed equipment and floor
exercises to promote uniform development of the body. This allows
weaker muscles to develop instead of the body continuously relying
on the stronger muscles to do the work. Pilates focuses on the core
muscles first, specifically stomach, butt and back, in a sense,
working the muscles from the inside out. This achieves and
maintains a balanced aligned body.
Who can benefit from Pilates?
- People needing special consideration to injured and
problem areas: including back pain, scoliosis, shoulder issues,
fibromyalgia, knee pain...
- Superfit athletes, dancers, and martial
- Women who are pre and post-natal
- Anyone wanting to add tone, shape and to his or her
In ten sessions you can feel the difference, in twenty you can see
the difference, and in thirty sessions you have a whole new
body. ~ Joseph Pilates