Why Pilates


History


Pilates is an exercise style that combines strength training and physical therapy. It is a mind-body philosophy as well as a principled system of exercises, which can be done on a mat or on special machines. Most people gravitate to Pilates after injury, as a compliment to dynamic exercise, or after quitting other exercise styles that are painful or ineffective. Pilates instructors undergo a rigorous, multi-year certification process, and Pilates mat exercises are renowned for their rehabilitative qualities. With Pilates, you can expect to build a very strong core, stabilize your spine and hips, and understand the principles of strength training that will rejuvenate your body and keep it healthy.

As a testament to the quality of the method-- our unique studios now thrive worldwide.

History


Pilates is a style of exercise born from physical therapy and strength training. Joseph Pilates was a German physiotherapist who first refined his ‘Contrology’ strength techniques with injured soldiers. He invented special machines from hospital beds to assist the men in their rehabilitation. In 1925, he moved to New York and started a clinic above the NYC Ballet, where he refined his strength and rehab techniques with dancers. and invented the famous Reformer and Cadillac machines. After his death in 1967, his first generation of teachers renamed the method ‘Pilates’. Our unique studios now thrive worldwide.



Why Pilates Works


Pilates exercises are done with body awareness and a foundation of movement principles. These principles include powerful breathing, deep core strength, and stability in the pelvis, spine, ribcage and shoulders. This ensures perfect safety, healing, and strength training with precision for your unique body. Pilates workouts improve total body strength, core strength, balance, and flexibility. This culminates in a total-body workout that heals as well as strengthens the body. All moves are done with complete body control, and in this lies the magic of Pilates!



Why Pilates Works?


Pilates exercises are done with body awareness and a foundation of movement principles. These principles include powerful breathing, deep core strength, and stability in the pelvis, spine, and ribcage. This ensures perfect safety, healing, and strength training with precision for your unique body. Pilates workouts improve total body strength, core strength, balance, and flexibility. This culminates in a total-body workout that heals as well as strengthens the body. All moves are done with complete body control, and in this lies the magic of Pilates!



Pilates for Special Populations


If you have a chronic or temporary condition, but want a good workout-- Pilates can be your solution! The Pilates principles ensure your complete safety while releasing pain and gradually improving your strength. If you have back pain, joint pain, are overweight, pregnant, contemplating surgery, or seeing a physical therapist or chiropractor— Pilates is highly recommended by doctors.



Pilates for Special Populations


If you have a chronic or temporary condition, but want a good workout-- Pilates can be your solution! The Pilates principles ensure your complete safety while releasing pain and gradually improving your strength. If you have back pain, joint pain, are overweight, pregnant, contemplating surgery, or seeing a physical therapist or chiropractor— Pilates is highly recommended by doctors.



Pilates for Athletes


More and more, top athletes are realizing the benefits of Pilates. For athletes with a current strength and conditioning regimen, we compliment the training with the Poweformer-- precise movement patterning, intense core focus, chain stability, and injury prevention techniques that are impossible to replicate in the weight room. Pilates workouts can be the next way you improve at your sport!



Pilates for Athletes


More and more, top athletes are realizing the benefits of Pilates. For athletes with a current strength and conditioning regimen, we compliment the training with the Poweformer-- precise movement patterning, intense core focus, chain stability, and injury prevention techniques that are impossible to replicate in the weight room. Pilates workouts can be the next way you improve at your sport!