2015_BendPilates_RobKerrPhoto-126Pilates is a proven method of exercise that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, and its continued popularity is due to the many benefits it provides. We are passionate about Pilates because we have seen firsthand the dramatic results and improvements our clients have enjoyed.

Adaptability. One of our favorite things about Pilates is its flexibility and, with the help of knowledgable instructors, easily adapted to individual needs. Whether you are just starting to exercise, a conditioned athlete, or anywhere in between, Pilates is a personal journey at your pace.

Body Awareness. Doing Pilates correctly and with supervision helps you become increasingly aware of you hold your body during your daily activities.

Strong Core. Pilates is incredibly effective at strengthening the deep muscles of the back, abdomen and pelvic floor. We rely on these muscles to support a strong, supple back, good posture and efficient movement patterns.

Whole Body Fitness. While Pilates training focuses on improving core strength, the rest of the body is worked evenly with the goal of overall fitness, including breathing and mindfulness for a holistic program.

Strength Without Bulk. Long, lean muscles are the hallmark of the Pilates Method. These toned muscles work perfectly within the context of the body as a whole.

Flexibility. By setting realistic goals for improved flexibility and working within a limited range of motion, your Pilates instructor will ensure the safe increase of length and stretch of your muscles.

Posture. Your mom told you to “stand up straight,” but how many of us do? Through increased strength and body awareness, the Pilates student has noticeably good posture.

Energy. Pilates get the breath and circulation moving, stimulates the spine and muscles and floods the body with endorphins, increasing energy throughout your day.

Weight Loss. If you practice Pilates regularly, it will change your body. Pilates is an integral part of a weight loss plan that also incorporates a healthy diet and perhaps some aerobic exercise.

Body Image. Many of our clients appreciate their bodies with a renewed sense of gratitude and peace due to their Pilates training.