Pilates is the original and enduring system of mindful corrective exercise. Individualized workouts build functional strength and stamina safely, while improving range of motion.
Stretch with Strength and Control
In practice, Pilates is a comprehensive series of exercises to be performed in a specific order and at a brisk deliberate pace. Philosophically, it is about engaging in self-revitalization, rooted in the premise that the humans are remarkably adaptable, always capable of growth, and naturally suited to pleasurable living.
“Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work.” — Joseph Pilates
Benefits of Pilates
Decreased low back pain.*
Increased spine mobility.
Increased muscle flexibility.
Improved muscular endurance.
Improved body awareness.
Improved pelvic control.
Improved bone density.
*Research data suggest that Pilates used as a specific core stability exercise incorporating functional movements can improve non-specific chronic low back pain in an active population compared to no intervention. Additionally, Pilates can improve general health, pain level, sports functioning, flexibility, and proprioception in individuals with chronic low back pain. — Gladwell, Valerie, et al. “Does a program of Pilates improve chronic non-specific low back pain?.” Journal of sport rehabilitation 15.4 (2006): 338.