The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.
— Joseph Pilates

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.


  • Posture

  • Core

  • Emotional Health (exercise, posture, confidence)

  • Balance

  • Flexibility

  • Strength

  • Can be gentle or vigorous

  • Cross-training (Olympic athletes)

  • Concentration

  • Breathing – increased lung capacity and circulation

  • Coordination – both muscular and mental

  • Joint health

  • Bone density

  • Body awareness

  • Whole body exercise

  • Strengthening what is weak, releasing what is tight (Releases stress & tension)

  • Increased energy

  • Mat Pilates can be done at home

  • Prevents injuries

  • 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   

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