Pilates is a series of exercises evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. Originally called Contrology because of the focus on controlled movements, Pilates has become one of the most popular forms of total mind-body exercise programs in the world. Whether doing floor work on mats, or using the variety of equipment designed specifically for Pilates exercises, Pilates transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a lean and toned body. It increases balance, flexibility and encourages good posture.
Strong abdominal muscles are central to Pilates. All exercises and movements originate from these core muscles, whether working arms, legs, chest, or back. It is the precision of the movements that will retrain your muscles to move in the safer, more efficient patterns, invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, reduced stress and optimal health.