Pilates is a precise, intelligent form of exercise that integrates mindful alignment, breath, and coordination for overall conditioning, flexibility, and vitality. In Pilates, attention and intention are partnered with physical movement to create a balanced awareness of mind and body.
When you practice Pilates, you are learning the fundamentals of movement. Once you understand these principles, you take them with you for life. Simple everyday activities are more comfortable, yoga poses feel more aligned, and marathons are run with more ease. The goal of Pilates is to bring the separate parts of your body together into one integrated whole so that you can enjoy life with more zest, ease, and confidence.
Breath: The most basic, fundamental, and important movement of all.
Axial Elongation/Core Control: Lengthen your spine and learn to use your core to sabalize movements.
Spine Articulation: Maintain a full range of motion in your spine to preserve the integrity of your bones, discs, and connective tissues.
Head/Neck/Shoulder Organization: Learn to keep the top of your body in aligment during movements.
Alignment: With proper cueing and awareness, you will learn to keep your arms and legs in optimal alignment.
Movement Integration: Begin to understand how all these principles come together in each movement.
Pilates can be practiced with or without equipment and can be tailored for any age, body, or ability level. We have skilled instructors from many different training backgrounds. The front desk will be able to pair you with the instructor that we believe would best fit your needs. Or perhaps, you will choose to utilize the skills of many of our teachers for a truly dynamic experience.