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Power of Pilates
What is Pilates?

Pilates, pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates, is a mind-body exercise system designed to strengthen the weak and challenge the strong. Pilates (1880-1967) was a German expatriate who first made his mark in England during WWI when he developed a series of exercise and innovative equipment to help prisoners of war regain strength and mobility. He eventually immigrated to New York, where the local professional dance community discovered that his conditioning techniques helped prevent injury and improve strength while maintaining long, even muscle tone. This sparked a vast following of this method of exercise.

Why should you do pilates?
  • Builds core strength and stability

  • Improves posture and alignment

  • Increases flexibility, balance and strength

  • Increases endurance and muscular tone

  • Prevents injury and heightens body awareness

  • Enhances athletic performance

  • Relieves stress and back pain

People are becoming increasingly more interested in fitness modalities that help relieve stress, along with more of a focus on prevention and taking care of their bodies. They want to stay fit and look good for as long as possible. Pilates is complementary to many traditional ways of working out. It’s excellent for all ages, fitness levels and goals. Its mind-body aspect is even said to be useful in preventing stress-related illnesses like heart disease.

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