A unique cross between strengthening and stretching and a synthesis of weight lifting and yoga, by now you undoubtedly have heard of Pilates. It’s an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s to fight his pain resulting from polio as well as to support the health of his fellow World War I comrades. Joseph incorporated the use of bed springs for resistance in rehabilitation programs for hospitalized patients. Eventually this very basic equipment evolved into the more varied equipment used today.
While most workouts create short muscles that are more prone to injury, Pilates works to create long, lean functional muscles that are less prone to injury while also increasing your core strength, flexibility and balance.
Between the movie stars, dancers, and pro athletes who practice Pilates, lately it has gained increasing public fame.
We enjoy working with clients of all ages be they younger or older, men as well as women, expectant mothers, runners, golfers, post rehabilitation patients, or those just wanting better balance, improved alignment, core strength, and the suppleness of a strong and mobile spine. (Isn’t that nearly all of us?)