Benefits of Pilates

​The Pilates method provides fitness training for the thinking body.  Joseph H. Pilates created this system of movement based upon his principles of whole body health, whole body commitment, and breath. He brought this ground breaking technique to North America over 85 years ago. Together with his wife, Clara Pilates, he continued to develop a system of movement which he called "Contrology."  It is now known as the Pilates method and is recognized worldwide as a leading fitness and rehabilitation tool.

The Pilates method can benefit everyone, regardless of age, body type, physical history or previous experience.  Pilates programs can be designed for:

  •     General physical conditioning

  •     Correction of postural habits

  •     Action specific training (sports, dance, occupational, etc.)

  •     Pre and post natal conditioning

  •     Rehabilitation from chronic or traumatic injuries

  •     Injury prevention through improved biomechanical function

"Add life to your years with Pilates!"

- Mairin Wilde (Studio Owner)

Pilates exercises use precise movement sequences to develop stability and mobility throughout the body.  The simultaneous physical and mental challenges are effective for improving:

  •     Strength - gradual weight loading allows for strength building without compromising joint function

  •     Flexibility - lengthening muscle contractions improve range of motion

  •     Alignment - structural imbalances are corrected with proper muscle function and joint alignment

  •     Mobility - joint compression is reduced, alleviating stress on joint structures, providing ease of movement

  •     Awareness - balance, control and coordination improve while building body/mind integration

The key to getting the maximum benefit from Pilates exercise lies in the proper execution of the exercises, under the guidance of a knowledgeable teacher. Consistent Pilates practice develops healthy movement habits for life, improving the quality of  life through a dynamic relationship with the body, mind and spirit.

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