Pilates is a total body conditioning method created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's. Originally used as a form or rehabilitation, Pilates is recognized for building lean, toned, balanced muscles and a strong core. Many professional athletes, models and fitness gurus apply Pilates programs to their daily routine to keep their bodies young and fit. Think of it as a youth elixer for your body-- a way to feel better for years to come. Pilates is your long term solution for a stronger, healthier you!
Benefits of Pilates include:
Visibly toned abdominals, back and glutes and long, lean arms and legs
Increased core strength
Better posture and alignment
Ability to move with greater strength and agility
Ability to resist injury brought on by sports, exercise and day-to-day life
Pilates exercises focus on quality of movement, training your body parts to work synergistically with one another. Breathing is emphasized to develop a mind/body connection. Pilates teaches your body to move with strength and efficiency, leading to an overall healthier, stronger, more focused mind and body. This more balanced body is better able to resist injury brought on by sports, exercise and day-to-day life.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness."
--Joseph Pilates, Return to Life Through Contrology
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