About Pilates


What Is Pilates?

Pilates (pi-LAH-teez) is a program of exercise and movement that will stretch, strengthen and balance the entire body. It was named after its creator Joseph H. Pilates and has been practiced in the United States since the 1920’s. The Pilates Method consists of exercises that can be done on a mat or on a variety of equipment that Joseph created to help accelerate the improvements in strength, flexibility and alignment.

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

Pilates can accommodate and help improve almost any injury or chronic pain condition by stretching tight muscles around the injury or pain, re-aligning the body and building muscle strength to support proper alignment.

Pilates is well-suited for all abilities from ‘out-of-shape’ beginners to conditioned athletes. The method is taught in either private sessions or semi-private classes to students of similar experience and abilities.

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

– Joseph H. Pilates