THE PILATES METHOD
Pilates is a system of exercise designed to bring about maximum results with few repetitions and focused, specific effort. The system uses uniquely designed equipment which creates an unstable physical position, thus causing your CORE STABLIZIING MUSCLES to activate.Pilates is an exercise program that is kind to joints, weight-bearing, yet non-impact. It builds strength in your body without the wear and tear of some other traditional forms of exercise.
Pilates is appropriate for everyone including the average person looking to improve general fitness, the elite athlete seeking to improve sports performance, the out-of-shape, first-time exerciser or even an individual “rehabbing” an injury who is looking for a safe, responsible personal training environment in which to recover.
The practice of Pilates brings rewards in both the short and long term. In the short term you will begin to notice changes in your posture, breathing and the awareness of how you move. Long term benefits include increased core strength (abdominals and back), significantly improved posture, ease of movement in daily activities and sports, increased strength and flexibility and even a loss of inches when dietary changes are included with your Pilates program.
Pilates has helped reverse natural health issues brought about by gravity, impact of running, muscle compression, etc.
Pilates is the form of exercise you can do for the rest of your life!