What is Pilates?! Pilates is and always has been more than just exercise. It is whole-body conditioning, based on the coordination
of breathing and movement, a strong "core cylinder" of muscles to support the spine and a body/mind connection.
Joseph Pilates was decades ahead of his time in his theories of core strength, spinal mobility and centered, whole
body movement. We have the added benefit of scientific research to enhance Joe's work, orignally called Contrology.
Through breath and controlled, thoughtful movement, Pilates is truly a path to wellness and vitality. Exercises are
performed on the mat and on various pieces of equipment with springs for resistance. This is an optimal environment to strengthen
and stretch muscles, and to train fascia. The result is elongated, elastic,
stronger, muscles that are more resistant to injury, and a well- balanced and centered body. Better posture and balance, increased
range of motion, and reduced pain are just a few of the many benefits of Pilates.