|The Pilates (pi-lah-teez) Method, a system of exercises performed in the U.S. since the 1920’s, is named after its creator, Joseph Pilates, a boxer and gymnast who also studied yoga and martial arts. His exercises encompass over 500 controlled, precise movements performed on a floor mat or special apparatus, designed to lengthen, strengthen, and stretch muscle without adding bulk.
The Pilates Method requires concentration and coordinated breathing – strengthening both the body and the mind.This Method is taught one-on-one or in small groups so our certified trainers can tailor the exercises to each individual’s fitness needs, even in cases of previous injury. Pilates focuses on quality of movement and the individual so it is a system for every age and gender.
Your strength, flexibility, balance and concentration are developed through simple effective exercises designed to lengthen your musculature while increasing muscle definition and endurance.
“The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly and corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.” -Joseph H. Pilates
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