a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.
Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.
Because your mind is required to engage with your body to perform the movements correctly, you experience a new awareness of muscle function and control.
Pilates is similar to yoga but emphasizes your body’s core and requires you to engage virtually your whole body. At times, you may try to strengthen one muscle while stretching another.
Pilates teaches you to think about how you use your muscles during your workout so you use them better in daily life.
Pilates is an exercise program that you look forward to, that engages you, and that leaves you refreshed and alert with a feeling of physical and mental
- Spinal mobility
- Muscular endurance
- Body awareness
- Lower back pain
- Bone density
- One's ability to engage the transverse abdominals
(the deepest core muscles)
The Pilates Method of body conditioning promotes physical harmony and balance for people of all ages and physical conditions while providing a refreshing and energizing workout.