What is Pilates?
The Pilates method of Body conditioning was developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates a nurse and physical trainer who developed his system to rehabilitate patients injured during the First World War. The Pilates method has quietly survived all the various fitness trends. Previously known only to a few devotees consisting mainly of dancers and gymnasts, Pilates is now gaining wide popularity as a full body, low-impact exercise and conditioning program for life.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure."
- Joseph H. Pilates
Pilates focuses on strengthening “the powerhouse” - the abdominals, gluteals, and lower back. There are over 500 exercises, all designed to increase balance, flexibility and strength. The exercises are performed on a mat or on one of a number of pieces of equipment including, the Reformer, the Barrel, the Wunda Chair, Pedipull & Cadillac. With varied backgrounds in health, fitness, dance, swimming, equestrian sports and more, all of our instructors hold credible certifications and degrees in Pilates & Yoga.