Our Method

Pilates (pronounced puh-LAH-tees) is a full body exercise program consisting of more than 500 controlled movements engaging the mind and body. Developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates in the 1920s, the method was originally called “The Art of Contrology” or muscle control. He recognized that the mobility of the body was controlled by the motor functions of the brain. The system emphasizes concentration, muscle control & balance, flexibility and strength, breathing and body alignment.

The focus of the method is the “Powerhouse”, the girdle of strength that includes the abdominal and lower back muscles, the pelvic floor, muscles around the hips and the buttocks. Increasing core strength keeps the body balanced and are essential in supporting the spine. The system involves low-impact exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles on specially designed exercise apparatus and on the mat as supervised by rigorously trained instructors. Pilates requires few repetitions focusing on the quality of movement more than quantity, emphasizing complete concentration and breathing patterns creating a total mind and body workout.

Pilates is a lifelong fitness regimen for everyone regardless of age or fitness level.