About Pilates in General

What is Pilates?

PILATES IS FOR EVERYONE! Pilates is an overall body workout. It is systematic in the way it reminds the body how to work efficiently. It will sculpt your muscles without building bulk. Whether you’re a runner, a golfer, a tennis player or a mom, the benefits will be great. Many types of people from all fitness levels will tell you how they’ve benefited from Pilates—flexibility, range of motion, posture, circulation, ab strength, and appearance!! They’ll also tell you about how good their back feels.

Think of a tree, the base and beginning of growth is the trunk. Strength is not all in the limbs or the tree would topple over, bend or break. A tree is only as strong as it’s trunk. It’s the same for the human body. Concentrate on building a strong foundation with an awareness of all muscle use. If this isn’t the body’s practice, weak muscles get weaker and stronger muscles take over, creating imbalance and fatigue—sometimes injury. Let Pilates build your awareness and a strong foundation!

Here are some of the advantages when you regularly practice pilates:

  • Improve deep abdominal muscles to improve the core and help support the spine
  • Improve posture and alignment
  • Create a stronger more flexible spine
  • Increase joint range of motion
  • Correct over-training of muscle groups which can lead to injury
  • Improve personal awareness of mind and body
  • Better balance and muscle control
  • Enhancements and improvements in other exercise
  • Increased energy and stamina