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What is Pilates?

Pilates is a full body exercise system which trains the mind and body to work together toward the goal of overall fitness and optimal alignment. The method has over 500 different exercises which can be performed on five unique pieces of apparatus. The exercises are done in a particular sequence, with a minimum number of repetitions and a high level of precision and mental focus. The movements are continuously linked together and as the student progresses, the workout becomes increasingly aerobic in nature and much more challenging. The true Pilates method encompasses the benefits of Eastern exercise philosophies emphasizing mental focus, breathing, and flexibility. Pilates also maximizes strength and endurance, the focus of more traditional forms of Western exercise methods.

The goals of the Pilates system is to develop a high degree of core strength and stability, deep awareness of efficient body movement and muscle control and a powerful mind and body connection. By using the specialized equipment that Joseph Pilates designed, Pilates offers a resistance for muscular strengthening and stimulates circulation by improving flexibility in the muscles and range of motion in the joints. The systematic practice of Pilates leads to proper alignment, decompression of the spine, improved neuromuscular patterns and increased endurance and coordination of the body.

The practice of classical Pilates preserves the guiding principles of Joseph Pilates original system and results in all the benefits listed above.