If you are looking for a workout that will…_MG_7723

  • Challenge your core

  • Stretch you out

  • Build long lean muscles

  • Improve posture and muscular imbalances

Then you need to try Pilates!

It is important to diversify your workouts to get the most successful results. If you are an active runner, spin class fanatic, or Crossfit trainer, consider the benefits of adding Pilates to your mix. It will amplify the results you achieve.


History of Pilates

_MG_7415Joseph Pilates invented the practice of Pilates (1883-1967). He developed a system of exercises in the 1920’s which were intended to strengthen the human mind and body. Joseph Pilates believed that both physical and mental health are connected. His interest in physical health and fitness grew after living through a sickly childhood. Joe studied yoga, Zen meditation, martial arts, gymnastics and boxing which all helped him create the unique form of body conditioning, originally known as “Contrology”. He developed his wellness plan while interning in England during the First World War. He claimed Pilates helped him and his fellow internees resist an influenza epidemic.

After the war, Joseph Pilates moved to New York in 1926 and opened up a studio.  It wasn’t long before dancers began training with Joe in order to create long, lean muscles and a strong physique.  Joe had a fire in his studio in which he tried to save important documents. He fell through the floorboards and hung from a beam until he was rescued. This incident is believed to have directly led to his death in October 1967, at the age of 87, from pneumonia.  Today Pilates is used by athletes, people of all ages, soon to be moms and rehabilitation patients as a way to challenge, care and connect with their bodies.

Benefits of Pilates

  • Better posture and body alignment                           
  • Strengthens core abdominal and back muscles
  • Creates long, lean and balanced muscles
  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Improves balance, coordination & energy
  • Teaches and connects you to your body
  • Great for pre and post pregnancy
  • Improve concentration and memory
  • Teaches you how to challenge, care and connect to your body

Famous Quotes by Joseph Pilates

In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a new body.

The art of contrology proves that the only real guide to your true age lies not in years or how you think you feel but as you actually are as infallibly indicated by the degree of natural and normal flexibility enjoyed by your spine throughout life.

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body.

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.

If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.

I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.