“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”
– 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?