What is Pilates?

  • An exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates in the early part of the 20th century
  • Strengthens muscles, especially the core
  • Increases flexibility and improves balance/coordination
  • Decreases stress and increases overall health
  • Performed with attention to the breath to keep awareness on what movement is being made, improve the flow of oxygen and improve the capacity of the lungs
  • Focuses on proper form and movement patterns in order to learn how to move better through every day life