Pilates Workouts

Pilates on The ReformerPilates endures as the revitalizing system of mindful corrective exercise. Individualized Pilates workouts build functional strength and stamina safely while improving circulation, breathing and range of motion.

Stretch with Strength and Control
In practice, the Pilates Method is a comprehensive series of exercises to be performed in a specific order and at a brisk deliberate pace. The method that Joseph Pilates called “Contrology” is rooted in the idea that humans are remarkably adaptable and capable of positive growth no matter one’s age. His ideas about fitness based on a lifetime of observation and experience that seemed revolutionary when introduced to America nearly a century ago and are now widely supported by exercise science.

“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

  • Improved posture.
  • Decreased low back pain.*
  • Increased spine mobility.
  • Increased muscle flexibility.
  • Improved muscular endurance.
  • Improved body awareness.
  • Improved pelvic control.
  • Improved bone density.

Pilates begins with mind control over muscles.

  • Breathing
  • Centering
  • Concentration
  • Control
  • Flow
  • Precision

*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.