Step into a new world with Pilates. The soul nourishing needs of the east unite with the practical fitness of the west to sculpt the body and relax the mind. It is the ultimate mind-body exercise to tone, streamline and realign the body. You will feel the difference as you stand tall and your posture improves, as you firm your muscles and develop fab looking abs.

Why Pilates?

Pilates training focuses around strengthening the “core”. The core is defined as the wide band of mid-section from the navel to the lower back, extending from the lower ribs to the pelvis. Every exercise in Pilates focuses on strengthening the core. You will be surprised how challenging it is to perform exercises using these muscles.

Why is this method unique?

The Pilates method of body conditioning is not a tedious technique that leaves you over-trained. In fact, the training method is quite the opposite of most other physical forms of exercise. It allows the movements to stretch your body as you simultaneously work on the strengthening aspect. By doing this you create a habit of relaxed effort.

The Pilates Principles

The Pilates philosophy is based on six main principles.

1. Breath: Correct breathing oxygenates the blood and increases circulation. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.

2. Concentration: There are no mindless or careless moments in Pilates. Rather than allowing your thoughts to wander, focus your mind on the task at hand.

3. Control: Pilates requires mind-body control. Every motion should be planned. This method reduces the risk of injury in the body.

4. Centering: Pilates is often described as “movement flowing out from a strong core”. This is the foundation of all movements.

5. Precision: Precision elevates the benefits of each exercise from superficial to intense. It is not the structure of the exercise but the precision with which you perform them that determines your results.

6. Flow: Movement is by nature continuous. In Pilates, it is important to concentrate on flow during each individual exercise.