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What is Pilates?


Pilates originally was developed as "Body Contrology" in the 1920's  by German fitness pioneer, Joseph H. Pilates. It is a comprehensive method of mind/body conditioning.
 
The focus is on developing and maintaining strength, flexibility and core stability by utilizing all postural muscles. Each exercise requires control and focus to achieve a neuromuscular connection. Pilates work is specifically beneficial for correcting muscular imbalances as a result of either occupation or recreational activities.
 
"Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit. Contrology 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

 
 



What are the possible benefits of Pilates?


Pilates will...

  •  ~ improve muscle symmetry and balance
  •  ~ increase strength and flexibility
  •  ~ increases core strength/stability and peripheral mobility
  •  ~ improve posture alignment
  •  ~ improve general muscle tone without bulk
  •  ~ increase endurance and stamina
  •  ~ reduce stress and relieve tension
  •  ~ improve focus, agility and movement
  •  ~ improve movement awareness and balance
  •  ~ promote recovery from stain or injury
  •  ~ correct over-active muscle groups which can lead to stress and injury
  •  ~ compliment sports training and develop functional fitness for daily life activity