In ten sessions, you will feel the difference; in twenty, you will see the difference; and in thirty, you will have a whole new body. – Joseph Pilates
What is Pilates?
Pilates (pi-LAH-teez) is an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health. Created in the early part of the 20th century, Pilates was so far ahead of its time that it did not begin to achieve popular recognition until the first few years of the 21st century. Over 10 million people are now practicing Pilates in the United States and the numbers are growing every year.
Pilates focuses on engaging the mind with the body and helps each client learn to move better. Every exercise is performed with attention to the breath, proper form and efficient movement patterns. Pilates strengthens the core, improves balance, increases coordination and decreases stress. Exercises are performed on a mat and on specially designed equipment. The Pilates system includes exercises for every part of the body and is appropriate for anyone from 10 to 100. Pilates can be done anywhere and anytime using a Mat. To enhance your workout and challenge the body beyond the Mat…. Pilates is also performed using large pieces of equipment such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Tower, Ladder Barrel, Chair and other small pieces of equipment such a balls, bands, and magic circles.
What I love most about Pilates is It’s ability to keep me interested. Every time I feel like I’ve conquered this exercise regimen a simple tweak with the equipment will make me feel like I’m starting all over again. It’s absolutely addictive” – Kim