Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises that was developed by Joseph H. Pilates over 90 years ago. Through regular practice of these exercises, one can strengthen and elongate the postural muscles as well as the limbs. If looking for a strong, but lean physique, this system is ideal.

Through specific principles of anatomical movement and their corresponding physiologic responses, the body is re-trained to work efficiently and in balance. Pilates is performed using precise postures and exercises both on the floor (Mat) and on specialized pieces of equipment, the most popular being the Reformer.

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Benefits of Pilates:

Learning Pilates is a process and takes time to maximize benefits, However, some participants insist they feel some benefits almost immediately.

These are some of the benefits one might gain:

  • Strengthens muscles of the core as well as the rest of the body
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion
  • Prevention of injury and help for back pain
  • Improved posture and self image
  • Enhanced breathing
  • Correction of muscular imbalances
  • Increased circulation
  • Improved coordination, grace, and agility
  • Spinal column lengthened and decompressed
  • Stress reduction
  • Enhanced athletic performance
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