Pilates Method Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), is the visionary behind this promising workout. Pilates was a frail child with serious health problems.

As a young man, he became passionate about physical fitness as a way to transform his physical appearance and improve his health.

As he grew older, he became an accomplished gymnast, boxer, and circus performer and was also an ardent student of Eastern philosophies such as yoga and karate.

The Pilates method is a total body-conditioning workout for both men and women that engages you and leaves you refreshed and alert with an enormous amount of self-confidence.

The Pilates Program gives you the stretching benefits of yoga class along with the great muscle tone of a nautilus workout. This discipline focuses on muscular harmony and balance; it’s a whole new way to get your body moving. The Pilates method important principles are concentration, control, centering, flow, precision and breathing. Pilates also represents the total mind/body experience that can be effortlessly fit into our hectic schedules.


Neutral alignment The important principles of Pilates are consistent with an exercise program that promotes neutral alignment of the spine and strengthening of the deep postural muscles.

Patients with chronic muscle pain, degeneration of the intervertebral discs, postural asymmetries like scolioses and other disorders are particularly likely to benefit from Pilates exercise program.

Through this exercise program you will improve balance and coordination, build strength, tone muscles and suppleness of the muscles of the hip shoulder girdle. Fluid and supported movement through these joints helps to prevent unnecessary torque on the vertebral column.

The Pilates Program also teaches awareness of movement habits that may stress the spine, and helps to change these habits of those that preserve neutral alignment. Awareness of excessive tension and the use of proper focus helps the patient use the body efficiently.