Health Benefits

“I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life.
The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.”
– Joseph Hubertus Pilates (age 86), Founder of Pilates


Pilates is a non-impact, non weight-bearing system of physical conditioning that focuses on body placement and increasing awareness of the body’s capabilities and untapped resources. Pilates changes bodies. It makes them fitter, stronger and more attractive. It slims the muscles and makes them longer; it develops sleekness rather than bulk. It turns the abdomen and lower back into a firm, central support for a newly supple and graceful body.

Below is a list of the incredible benefits Pilates offers:

    • Stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, one of the body’s primary systems for toxin removal; oxygenated blood is forced into the farthest reaches of the body, flushing out toxins in what Pilates called an “internal shower.

 

    • Increases the circulation of blood bringing highly oxygenated cells to the muscle bodies and the brain, strengthening the heart and lungs

 

    • Increases lung capacity, relieves asthma and other lung conditions and encourages complete diaphragmatic breathing enhancing a full exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, and hence increased energy and mental acuity

 

Concentration, Control, Centering, Breath, Flow and Precision.

    • Encourages proper alignment and overall posture, creating ample/adequate space for the internal organs, allowing for their optimal functioning

 

    • Helps to preserve and even increase bone density, preventing osteoporosis and relieves arthritis: rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

 

    • Increases stamina, muscular strength and definition in the arms, shoulders, back, buttocks, legs and hips and builds endurance to facilitate the execution of daily tasks

 

    • Stimulates an endorphin release and calms the central nervous system, which instills a sense of tranquility, peace of mind and overall sense of well-being

    • Sculpts the body, creating long, lean, beautifully toned and well-proportioned muscles throughout the entire body

 

    • Increases range of motion and spinal flexibility for easier movement in trunk and limbs, leading to a sense of freedom and ease in the body;

 

    • Dramatically corrects scoliosis and strengthens the muscles of the abdominals and back to relieve chronic back pain syndromes

 

    • Increases abdominal strength and encourages a greater awareness of the emotional center (around the area of the solar plexus and stomach)

Create a deeper, more complete feeling of fitness, energy and vitality
that remains with you days after your workout.