Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. It evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Pilates builds strength without excess bulk, capable of creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen.
It is a safe, sensible movement system (exercise system) that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate back pain.
When Joseph Pilates openind his first studio in New York City he worked mostly with professional dancers to teach them how to work their body in a way to reach their maximum and to help rehabilitate their injuries. Today you will find golfers, triathletes, baseball players, football players, and people who just want to breathe better and feel better taking Pilates. Pilates is suitable for all ages as the movements and intensity can be adapted to different body types, levels of fitness and flexibility and personal goals. No matter what your age or condition, it will work for you, but don’t just take our word for it. According to the SGMA, in the U.S. alone nearly nine million people participated in Pilates in 2009 – a staggering 456% increase from 2000.