Pilates is a total body workout that focuses on initiating every movement from the center of your body and then spreads it to the limbs. This discipline originally called Contrology from its founder and our mentor Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), has been helping dancers, boxers, sport people, celebrities and countless others who have experienced this method correctly taught.
With Pilates you stand taller, feel stronger and have more energy. Having a correct gravity line is the secret recipe to have less chance of getting injured or sick.
Pilates is the only discipline where in almost every movement you stretch and strengthen your body at the same time: as a chain of muscles is stretching, the oppositional chain is working and strengthening. With Pilates your muscles get stronger and leaner. Even though Pilates is not rehab, it’s a great discipline that helps injured people by working around their weaknesses. We strengthen the abdominals to help back pain, we recover the proper range of motion of the joints, we stretch and strengthen what is out of balance in your body to allow you to maintain a proper posture throughout your day. All Pilates apparatus have springs. Joseph Pilates chose this resistance to strengthen the body since springs are the closest in action to our muscles. Repetitions are kept to their efficient minimum and results are achieved relatively quickly. Private individual training (both on the mat and the apparatus) versus group classes is what makes the difference bringing quality to your workout and changes into your body.