Pilates is a whole body conditioning method designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture and endurance while promoting mind/body connection. Pilates classes are taught on “the mat” and on equipment specially designed to maximize your physical learning without adding the unnecessary strain often found in other body conditioning routines. The Pilates Method focuses on learning how to best engage the abdominal and other key core musculature. Proper “core awareness” is essential for a leisurely stroll or a vigorous athletic performance.
People practice Pilates for a variety of reasons ranging form reduction of pain caused by faulty alignment, to getting a balanced and effective workout. In order to address the spectrum of goals that exist sessions will vary from therapeutic to athletic. Either way Pilates creates recognizable physical change and will leave you feeling mentally and physically relaxed and rejuvenated.