Joseph Pilates said it best when he said, “Change happens through movement and movement heals.” Pilates was originally called Contrology, defined by Joseph as the total unification of body, mind and spirit which became the principles of Pilates. Joe struggled with asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever as a child and therefore dedicated his whole life to improving his physical strength in a functional manner. It caught on with the dance community, made its debut into New York City and has become a life altering form of exercise and rehabilitation ever since.
“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.” Consistency and dedication play a huge role in any Pilates practice and the payoffs are grand. Not only will Pilates help your mood with the release of endorphins but you will also see an increase in flexibility, postural awareness, muscle tone, balance, core strength, and an overall increase in functional movements. Pilates is right for everybody, whether you’ve had experience with other forms of exercise. Men and women of all shapes and sizes will benefit from Pilates whether your practice is to help alleviate pain from an injury, during pregnancy, training for a marathon or just plain good exercise.
The benefit of one on one sessions is an entire 55 minute session dedicated and tailored to your specific needs. It also offers open communication between you and your instructor to create a sense of trust and relaxation which helps the body move in a non-guarded and functional way.