Pilates Method

Pilates Method

The Pilates Method is a system of corrective exercises designed to increase strength and flexibility in the body without adding bulk. Created by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 20thcentury, the method focuses on the core postural muscles.

Prior to working the peripheral parts of the body the core needs to be strong and stable.  This strengthening effect provides support for larger muscles and lays a foundation for the body to function optimally. In working with the resistance of the springs, deeper and smaller intrinsic muscles are recruited.  Upon this discovery, Pilates first piece of apparatus, the Cadillac, was born.

In 1926 Joseph Pilates opened his first studio in New York and spent the rest of his life revising and improving his method until his death in 1967.

The Pilates Method rids the body of chronic weakness and works to correct imbalances.  A regular practice will create a strong, energized and pain free body.