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Pilates-Evolved Body Conditioning
Evolved from concepts and movement techniques created by Joseph H. Pilates (pil-ah-teez) more than 85 years ago, the Pilates Method dramatically improves core strength, flexibility, coordination and posture. It creates a body with elongated muscles, flat abdominals and a strong back. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing, the participant gains improved body awareness, balance in muscle strength and flexibility.
Professional dancers have used this method for decades. Elite athletes cross- train with Pilates for coordination and to prevent injury. Celebrities and models use it to maintain beautiful form while giving them strength with flow.
Pilates trains the entire body – coordinating the upper and lower musculature with focus on breath and the core. Most exercises on the Reformer or Trapeze Table, the central apparatus of the Pilates Method, work a number of muscle groups at once in a smooth, flowing manner. No muscle group is over or under trained. The entire musculature is evenly conditioned, helping you meet your daily life activities with ease. Participation in various sports or recreational activities is met with increased core strength, greater range of motion, increased energy and thus a lessened chance of injury.