What is Pilates?

1c5fb9c40d2b54b887b5a987738ed4adThe precision of movement that flows with both grace and strength whether on a mat or a piece of the Pilates equipment can not be beat. It is because I am so inspired by the beauty and trans-formative powers of Classical Pilates that I am dedicated to preserving, sharing and promoting the work that Joseph Pilates created in the early 1900s.

It is my mission to share the message that Pilates is for everybody and every BODY, regardless of age, fitness level, body type, injuries or medical/physical condition.

Many of my students come to Pilates because of low back pain, or wanting to work on developing lean musculature and strengthening their core. Pilates can help you to look and feel your best, as well as teaching body awareness and good posture. Recent studies even show that Pilates can help alleviate low back pain more than other therapies.


Everything that we do radiates from our center, from our core. Pilates not only strengthens the core but also improves flexibility. Pilates is a two way stretch from a strong and stable center. Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports correct posture, and teaches you to move with ease and grace, while building flexibility and long, lean muscles, strength and endurance in the legs, abs, arms, hips, and back.

Pilates was invented in the earlier 20th Century by Joseph H. Pilates. Pilates is at it’s heart a physical fitness routine that builds on core strength and flexibility. Focus is put on spinal and pelvic alignment, breath, concentration and control of the core muscle group through body based movements.

Benefits of Pilates:

  • Increased Core Strength
  • Better Spinal Health
  • Improved Balance and Posture
  • Leaner Musculature
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Increased Energy
  • Improved Joint Health
  • Better Performance in Other Physical Activities
  • Improved Quality of Living