Pilates Fitness Center grew from a passion for physical fitness and movement and a commitment to improving the lives of those who may find movement difficult due to a lifetime of faulty movement patterns, postural imbalances or even injury.
Using classical Pilates principles and exercises at the foundation and then applying years of experience from the therapeutic and rehabilitation setting, Pilates Fitness Center clients find they benefit from the best of both at this state-of-the-art facility; Pilates-based fitness with a therapeutic foundation that ensures them a safe environment in which to improve their ability to move and enjoy life.
Whether young or old, physically active or not, the benefits of the Pilates practice will help to balance the body and the mind and lead to a healthier and more satisfying life.
What is Pilates?
Born in Germany, Joseph Pilates was a sickly child and ultimately devoted his entire life to overcoming the challenges of poor health and improving his physical strength. Over time, he fine-tuned his method of exercise and early on, it was used as a form of exercise for physical rehabilitation.
Pilates exercises focus on developing the deep core postural muscles that help balance the human body and provide support for the spine. The Pilates practice encourages the connection of the mind and the body and focuses on the movement principles of: whole body movement, breathing, balanced muscle development, concentration, control, centering, precision and rhythm.
An innovator and inventor far ahead of his time, Joseph Pilates’ method is now being recognized by fitness and rehabilitation professionals as a system that can lessen pain and speed recovery from injury as well as enhance the physical performance of the premier athlete, the weekend warrior or the sedentary office worker. Most important of all, by applying the Pilates principles to every activity in life, virtually everyone will perform daily functional activities safely and more efficiently.