What we are after in Pilates is, ''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 Pilates
“In 10 sessions you will FEEL the difference. In 20 sessions you will SEE the difference. In 30 sessions you will have a whole NEW BODY.” – Joseph Pilates
That's what it means to get in shape with Pilates! Here are just 10 of the many benefits of Pilates…
1.Pilates is a full-body fitness
2.Adaptable to all ages and fitness levels/needs
3.Creates strength without bulking
5.Develops core strength
8.Promotes weight loss and long, lean appearance
9.Increases awareness (mind-body connection)
10.Injury rehabilitation & prevention
Fundamental Pilates mat work is your body working and resisting against itself. It increases strength quickly. However, the various equipment pieces such as the Reformer, Cadillac and Chair incorporate spring resistance that helps to safely strengthen & stretch the muscles, and isolate challenging muscle groups. A combination of mat work with equipment workouts is the ideal.
Everyone, from young to old, from injured to elite athlete can do, and benefit from Pilates. The workouts are individualized for the needs of each person. The exercises were designed to be adapted and modified for its participants whether they need to rehabilitate an injury or be challenged in a deeper way. Pilates is the perfect compliment to cardiovascular exercise, sports, rehabilitation and life.