What is Pilates?

Pilates is a gentle method of exercise that targets strength and flexibility to improve postural alignment, balance and coordination. A strong focus is placed on effective movement without risking injury.Ruth Erin twist w_bands 2

All movements adhere to five basic principles : Breathing, pelvic placement, spinal alignment, shoulder stability and head/neck placement. Whether performed on the mat or the equipment, following these guidelines leads the student along a path of mind-body awareness.

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The Pilates method consists of hundreds of different exercises. Some are performed on the floor using only a mat. And some involve various pieces of highly specialized apparatus unique to Pilates, many of which use spring resistance to generate smooth muscular contractions in a variety of positions. There are exercises which can be performed on all the equipment as well as the mat, and some that are unique to each piece.

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With all this variety available, your qualified and experienced instructor will determine which exercises are right for your individual body. Under this guidance, whether in a private session or a group class, your Pilates experience will be one that is tailored to meet your needs. With regular practice, you will enjoy a more balanced body and life!

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