What is Pilates?

Pilates is a mind-body movement practice developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It can be done either on a mat or on one of the many pieces of special equipment designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture and awareness. Pilates is an adaptable practice and can be modified to suit a range of levels. It can be gentle and therapeutic or more strenuous depending on each student. 

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improve posture and alignment
  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Enhance mind-body awareness
  • Alleviate back pain
  • Relieve stress
  • Prevent and help rehabilitate injuries

Here are some wonderful online resources where you can learn more about the history of Pilates and its benefits:
http://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/pilates/benefits-of-pilates.html
http://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/pilates/origins-of-pilates.html