Why Pilates?

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”

– Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a full body work out that focuses on six key principles: control, centering, concentration, precision, breath and flow. It is a system of exercises created by Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) to strengthen the body, increase flexibility, improve posture and enhance the mind-body connection. Joseph Pilates used this method to cure his own physical ailments, rehab war veterans and then to train boxers, athletes and dancers. He created many apparatuses to help move the body into the proper position for his exercises and to add resistance using springs.

What makes Pilates different than other forms of exercise?

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Traveler: Staying on your fitness program

I’m currently riding with my mom through Arizona (it’s 114 degrees y’all) as I write this lovely first post. I flew from Los Angeles two days ago to arrive in Nashville to then spend two days moving my mom to LA. ROAD
TRIP!  One of the biggest struggles of this trip wasn’t how fast we needed to get there instead it was ‘how am I going to stay on track fitness wise while on the road?’  I’ve been traveling quite a lot recently and I’m slowly figuring out how to make that possible. Here is what I’ve figured out so far: Read more