The Pilates method is an exercise method that you look forward to, that engages you, and that leaves you refreshed and alert with a feeling of physical and mental well-being.
Developed in the 1920s by legendary physical trainer Joseph H. Pilates, the Pilates Method is an exercise system that focuses on increasing flexibility and strength to build more defined, longer, leaner muscles.
The Pilates Method consists of over 500 specific exercises using five major pieces of apparatus to develop the body with balance. Each exercise, performed with few repetitions, emphasizes precise movement requiring proper control and form.
Through Pilates, the abdomen, gluteals and lower back are supported and strengthened, enabling the body to move more efficiently. Your mind engages with your body to perform the movement correctly, thus experiencing new awareness of muscle function and control.
The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is the simultaneous intergration of control, flexibility, strength, precision, breath, and movement in body awareness.