The Pilates method is rooted in the idea that humans of all ages are remarkably resilient and capable of growth and recovery.
Effective Pilates workouts are revitalizing for the body and mind. The system consists of a well-defined series of progressive exercises to be performed with control at a brisk pace in the right order.
Atlas Pilates expert instructors are comprehensively trained in the Pilates method and educated in human anatomy.
Our teachers are professionals who teach Pilates exclusively. Over years of teaching daily they develop very high body literacy. They are able to see unhealthy imbalances, steer around injuries, and direct healthy movement.
Each of our teachers is skilled in working with all types of bodies and using the Pilates method to craft personalized workouts. They collaborate closely with each other and keep records to track progress and ensure that clients make progress towards reaching their fitness goals.
Joseph Pilates was the originator of the functional fitness system taught at Atlas Pilates. He called it “Contrology.” He believed that humans weren’t well adapted for the stresses of urban living and that regular controlled exposure to the physical demands of the natural world were required to be restored to a state of physical and mental fitness.
Pilates work was revolutionary in pre-spandex America nearly a century ago, but is now supported by exercise science.
Pilates workouts are widely recommended by physicians and physical therapists because regular low impact exercise, under direction of a trained instructor, reaches beyond the superficial muscles to exercise the deep structural muscles and other tissues of the pelvis, spine, and even the organs.
Proven Benefits of Pilates
- Improved Posture
- Decreased low back pain*
- Increased Spinal 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.