Change happens through movement and movement heals ~ Joseph Pilates
An Exercise in Balance
Pilates is a method of exercise designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body in correct posture and alignment. It takes a whole body, integrative approach to movement. The exercises are performed on finely crafted machines that support the body. With it's focused breathing patterns, coupled with smooth controlled exercises adapted to your own body’s specific needs, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation. Most importantly, it adds a feeling of vitality to ones life.
Pilates yields numerous benefits including increased lung capacity and circulation; strength and flexibility; and coordination - both muscular and mental. Posture, balance, and core strength are all beautifully increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity naturally spills over into other areas of one's life.
The Pilates Method was derived from Joseph H. Pilates' technique of Contrology, or the Art of Control. He states that it, "develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorate the mind and elevates the spirit." "The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power."
I use Pilates to strengthen and lengthen your body, to help align your posture, and to get swift results in the areas of core awareness, balance, and beautiful stature.