Mat Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s.

A Pilates routine generally includes exercises that promote core strength and stability, muscle control and endurance, including exercises that stress proper posture and movement patterns and balanced flexibility and strength.

 

What are the benefits of Pilates?

 By practicing Pilates regularly, you can achieve a number of health benefits, including:

  • Improved core strength and stability

  • Improved posture and balance

  • Improved flexibility

  • Prevention and treatment of back pain

Pilates can be adapted to provide a gentle strength training and stability program, or it can be modified to give a seasoned athlete a challenging workout. If you’re just starting out, it’s a good idea to go slow at first and gradually increase the intensity of your workout. Our Pilates class suits all levels.