Joseph Pilates vision was to unite the mind, body and spirit; something he called “Contrology.” This objective heightens body awareness and can improve performance in other activities. One of the primary benefits of pilates is increased core strength, which in turn improves posture, balance, and spinal support, and helps to prevent injury. Other benefits of pilates include flexibility, elongated muscles, and improved muscle tone. Regular practice of pilates while focusing on correct form can increase strength and flexibility, and result in a longer, leaner body.
Pilates is open to all levels unless otherwise indicated. Modifications are given to accommodate every level, from beginner to advanced. Pilates students are encouraged to push themselves without compromising technique, thus instructors offer various options according to each person’s ability.
Although pilates is low impact, as with any activity, pilates participants should listen to their body and be careful not to push their personal limits. Be sure to advise your instructor of any injuries prior to class, and any discomfort you may experience during.
Classes begin promptly so please arrive 10 minutes early to change and sign in. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in – such as yoga pants or shorts and a t-shirt or tank top – and bare feet. Pilates mats and props are provided for free.