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What is Pilates?

Pilates is a progressive, dynamic fitness conditioning combining strength, flexibility and control.  The Pilates method seeks to develop controlled movement from a strong core, building endurance, symmetry, and coordination for the whole body. Pilates emphasizes the need for control to perform the movements, the challenge is to focus, breath deeply and move consciously.  Pilates can be performed on a mat or using specialized equipment and is beneficial for rehabilitation, injury prevention, alignment and overall health.

Benefits of Pilates may include:

  1. Increased body awareness

  2. Balances strength and flexibility

  3. Longer leaner muscles

  4. Improves postural problems

  5. Stress reduction

  6. Injury prevention, sports conditioning

  7. Improved concentration, coordination, and balance

  8. Improved bone density

  9. More energy

  10. Reduced back pain and muscle tension

  11. Reduced prenatal discomfort and aided postnatal recovery

Mat Pilates:

Using a padded mat and body weight as resistance, Pilates mat exercises focus on strengthening your core, building muscles tone and flexibility. Small apparatus such as foam rollers, core balls and Thera-bands may be used to assist or challenge movements

Reformer Pilates:

Reformer work combines core training with strength training for your legs, hips, arms and shoulders. the spring resistance provides you with full body resistance training which results in long and strong muscles while increasing flexibility. The reformer is also very effective in increasing range of motion and adding support for those clients needing restorative Pilates.

Why Pilates?

Pilates is unique in its ability to encourage coordination between the muscles that stabilize the body, resulting in a healthy, vigorous and symmetrical workout for your whole body. With Pilates, the focus is on quality not quantity. The abdominal muscles, lower back and buttocks (powerhouse”) serve as the center of all movement this focus on core stabilization makes you stronger from the inside out.