The Pilates Approach

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The Pilates approach is a unique system of stretching that strengthens and tones muscles, improving posture, flexibility and balance. Pilates helps you train your mind and body to work together toward the goal of overall fitness. This technique gives you a more stream-lined body, and relieves most back pain. All Pilates movements initiate from the central core (abdominal muscles) and move outward to the extremities with long fluid movements and controlled breathing. Strengthening the core muscles will help support your spine, internal organs, and lower back, strengthening the skeletal system without impacting your joints. Using controlled breathing techniques and long fluid movements, the workout oxygenates the blood, releases endorphins, provides stress relief, and aides lymphatic drainage.

Please note: As with any exercise program, if you are pregnant, injured, ill, or in any way incapacitated, it is imperative that you get the consent of your doctor first.