Pilates is a method of total body conditioning developed by Joseph H. Pilates over 90 years ago. It consists of over 500 exercises performed on a mat or using specialized resistance apparatus. This program was designed in the belief that a few well-designed movements properly performed in a balanced sequence are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics.
The Method's goal is to create a fusion of mind and body, so that posture and alignment will improve and allow you to use your body to the greatest advantage, making the most of its strengths, counteracting its weaknesses, and correcting its imbalances. The beauty of Pilates is that once you understand the core of the philosophy, the movements can be translated into any format. Each exercise is an important movement that provides a conduit for efficient and correctly aligned development that will enhance daily activities. It is not a limited exercise regimen. Many people use the essence of the exercises to enhance other activities; athletes, for example, employ the movements and philosophy of Pilates in their sports. But whether you are an athlete or new to exercise, young or old, the Pilates Method can and does change the way you relate to your own body.
Frederich Von Schiller said "It is the mind itself which creates the body". We each have the capacity to take control over our own well-being. It begins by realizing that the body is integrated with our creative minds. Ingeniously, the Pilates Method teaches you to blend the movement of your body with the creative force of your mind. With the Pilates Method - the more you put into it the more you will receive - no more, no less.
Come experience this gentle, fluid movement practice. Joseph Pilates told his students, "You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions, and have a whole new body in 30 sessions."