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What is Pilates?

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Pilates (pi-lah-teez) is a life-changing system of whole body fitness deigned to improve the overall quality of the mind, body and spirit. This method of "contrology" was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Hubertus Pilates, after whom it was named.

The Pilates method is designed to strengthen, stretch and stabilize the body, offering unparalleled results. It is a whole body technique that not only increases stamina in a single workout, but provides the gift of strength and longevity with repeat sessions.

What will it do for me? The original Pilates method encompasses more than 500 controlled, precise movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscle without adding bulk. The exercises follow the six principles of Joseph Pilates: Centering, Control, Concentration, Flow, Breath and Precision. The workout you can expect from a classically trained Pilates instructor honors the original method developed by Joseph Pilates, keeping the exercises, the apparatus, and the heart of the work as close as possible to his. In other words, we are not reinventing the wheel... this method is tried and true and has outlasted fitness trends and fads since the early 1920's! The Power Pilates brand maintains a distinguished presence in the Pilates industry due to the classical Pilates style where each and every movement derives from the body's core – the "powerhouse." 

Why choose Power Pilates? At a Power Pilates studio, you will be empowered to discover your inner strength, transform mind and body, increase stamina, improve your health and achieve a new and exciting physical well being. Your body will totally transform from the inside out; Posture will improve, abdominals, back and buttocks will strengthen and become more visibly toned, while arms and legs will become leaner. Your energy level will dramatically increase. Chronic back pain and other debilitating physical ailments will decrease significantly as your range of motion and mobility improves. And people around you will notice a substantial difference in your overall appearance.

Enjoy this spot-on animated video about Joseph Pilates, the man behind the method...

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