The Pilates Method is a powerful and effective physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Originally called “Contrology,” Joe developed his series of movements with the philosophy that the mind controlled the muscles, and that both must be exercised as a whole to achieve optimal health.
The Pilates repertoire consists of over 600 exercises that are performed on the Mat or on specialized equipment, where springs and pulleys are utilized, to create a resistance based workout. Pilates focuses on the “Powerhouse,” which consists of the deepest muscles of the abdominals, hips, buttock, and spine, to strengthen, and tone the rest of the body from this core connection.
Pilates Reformer classes use the equipment developed by founder Joseph Pilates to achieve the body’s maximum potential for fitness, strength and balance. These classes are taken with an instructor in private, semi-private or group classes. Group classes have various skill levels from beginners to advanced.
No prior experience is necessary to begin enjoying the healthful benefits from Pilates.