Pilates (pu-LAH-teez) is a form
of body conditioning developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. The method encompasses more than 500 exercises
that simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles. Pilates is based on the principle that before working the peripheral
parts of the body, the core needs to be strong and stable. In fact, stabilization is the first of six, principles of Pilates
that also include control, concentration, flow, breath and precision.
With these principles in mind,
Pilates focuses primarily on the deepest abdominal muscles, and works the rest of the body from this core connection. The
Technique develops an equal balance between abdominal and lower back musculature to improve strength, stretch, stamina and
stability. Over time, this approach creates a strong foundation from which one can achieve new heights of physical fitness
and control, as well as emotional well-being and balance.
Pilates Is For
You don't have to be a ballet dancer or professional athlete to gain the strength, grace and flexibility
that Pilates promises. Everyone; the super-fit, semi-fit and soon-to-be-fit; can benefit from Pilates.
The Pilates Room clients range from exercise
novices, to recreational golfers, to professional athletes. Our youngest client is 14 and our oldest is over 80.
For the super-fit...
For the super-fit Pilates offers a means of maintaining high levels of
fitness, while strengthening areas of the body that may be chronically weak. Though there is no spot-training in Pilates,
the technique can address the specific fitness needs of active clients. For example, by working hip stability in spinal rotation,
Pilates may improve ones golf or tennis swing. In addition, the expansive repertoire of exercises (there are over 500), and
the endless room for advancement in the technique ensure that the super-fit client will never be bored.
For the semi-fit
For the semi-fit Pilates provides the tools to take ones body, fitness and overall
well-being to the next level. By challenging the body and mind in new ways, Pilates helps semi-fit clients break past their
fitness plateaus. Whether this means losing those last stubborn pounds and inches, or simply having more energy, Pilates
can help clients make the transition from semi-fit to super-fit.
For the soon-to-be-fit...
For the soon-to-be-fit Pilates offers an energizing form of exercise that safely places you on the path to fitness and health.
Because after just a few sessions clients feel the difference that Pilates makes, they are motivated to stick with it. New
clients have even been known to affectionately refer to Pilates as addictive. Additionally, the friendly, non-competitive
atmosphere of The Pilates Room is ideal for those who may be intimidated or overwhelmed by the environment and endless choice
of gyms and health clubs. Instead, you will find a comfortable, professional and supportive environment in which your fitness
goals can be attained.