Pilates is a workout, pure and simple. Classical Pilates is based on the original system of controlled movements developed by Joseph Pilates. His method of training is based on more than 500 exercises, performed on several unique pieces of apparatus. The exercises are performed with a high degree of precision and mental focus, with minimal repetitions.
The powerhouse, Pilates terminology for core strength, is the heart of the system. Core stabilization promotes improved function of the musculoskeletal system, enhances circulation and creates a healthy balance between strength and flexibility of the total body.
“Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure”