What is Pilates?
Developed more than ninety years ago, Pilates creates a healthy mind in a healthy body.
Pilates is a form of whole body conditioning that dramatically improves strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, dynamics, coordination and posture.
Pilates helps you to enhance your performance by targeting your body’s deeper stabilizing muscles, connecting the center with upper and lower musculature. It is not just a solid workout. Pilates is a way of living. It enhances and complements your daily activities, whether sitting at your desk or running a marathon. It helps you to look better, perform better, and, above all, feel better.
Emotional Health (exercise, posture, confidence)
Can be gentle or vigorous
Cross-training (Olympic athletes)
Breathing – increased lung capacity and circulation
Coordination – both muscular and mental
Whole body exercise
Strengthening what is weak, releasing what is tight (Releases stress & tension)
Mat Pilates can be done at home
Helps with back pain
Advanced Pilates increases cardiovascular endurance (up to 450-500 calories per hour)
Training the nervous system, brain, improving memory, sharper mind
Pelvic floor health – incontinence, sex life, prenatal, postpartum