Benefits & History


Core Strength

Train your abdominals, back muscles and pelvic floor to achieve strong support for your spine, good posture and efficient movement patterns.

Whole Body Fitness

Although Pilates training focuses on building core strength, it trains the entire body as an integrated whole.

Long and Lean Muscles

Create strength without bulking up, by focusing on eccentric movement. This type of muscle contraction lengthens the muscle while working against tension from an outside force.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Pilates focuses on building correct posture and technique, allowing you to enjoy resistance training that is safe without placing strain on your joints.


Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for your joints.

Adaptable To All Fitness Levels

Whether you’re a senior just beginning to exercise, a competitive athlete or somewhere in between, the principles of Pilates movement apply to you.  Pilates is accessible and easy to modify for all fitness levels.

Functional Fitness

Pilates gives you a stronger body that is balanced, agile, and can better handle the stresses and strains of everyday.


Joseph Pilates suffered from several debilitating illnesses as a child, including: asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever. He dedicated his entire life to increasing his physical strength by training in body-building, yoga, boxing and even by working as a circus performer.

Pilates designed patented machines for bed-ridden soldiers during the war, by utilizing springs for muscle resistance.

He defined well-being, based on the health of your spine.  Pilates once said, “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at age 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”

Pilates become popular with dancers and gymnasts before the public learned of his techniques.

Now, the Pilates repertoire is known for building a stronger back, flatter stomach and helping treat specific injuries. It is a gentle, non-aerobic exercise which lengthens and strengthens the muscles and improves posture and balance without stressing the joints or the heart.

Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Doctors now recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise.

JosephPilates at Age 57 and Age 82 See Joseph at age 57 and 82. Whiter hair, same physique!