PILATES IS THE

COMPLETE COORDINATION OF

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

– JOSEPH PILATES

BENEFITS OF PILATES AND YOGA

WHAT IS PILATES?

Developed by Joseph H. Pilates to strengthen and tone muscles, and to properly align the body.  It is a refreshing mind-body workout emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment and concentration on smooth flowing movement.  In Pilates the quality of movement is valued over the quantity of repetitions.

STRENGTHENS YOUR CORE.  The core being more than just the abdominals, focusing on shoulder and pelvic stability as well.  You’ll learn how to activate the deeper muscles that support the trunk.

ELIMINATES BACK PAIN.  Pilates focuses on stabilizing and strengthening the back.  A strong back and core help to alleviate and prevent back pain.

INCREASES FLEXIBILITY.  The Pilates apparatus helps to control stretches while working with resistance.  You’ll learn to stay connected while stretching, and will develop greater flexibility over time.

HELPS KEEP BONES STRONG.  Weight bearing and resistance exercises help build bone mass, which is especially important to women.  Over time, bones lose minerals and get less dense and more brittle, therefore prone to osteoporosis.

IMPROVES BODY AWARENESS AND ALIGNMENT.  Pilates helps you engage the right muscles for improving control.  It helps teach correct body alignment which helps to prevent injury.  Lessons learned in the studio carry out in daily life.

REDUCES STRESS.  A great way for the body to release tension, as the mind is deeply focused on the present and breathing properly in harmony with movement which, helps to calm.

HELPS TO LOSE INCHES.  Pilates definitely targets often neglected and hard to find muscles, and most likely inches will be lost!

FINALLY.  Pilates at a glance may look deceptively “easy”, but it is the small controlled movements that really make the work challenging.  It would be ”easy” to do Pilates incorrectly , so to gain the full benefit of Pilates  good form is essential.

WHAT IS YOGA?

Yoga has become one of the most popular workout regimes for those who are looking to gain flexibility, strength, better balance, and stamina. Yoga teaches mindful breathing and relaxation practices, which increase body/mind awareness while reducing overall stress. While suitable for all ages, levels and body types Yoga has therapeutic benefits for a variety of aches, pains, injuries and health challenges.

The benefits of Yoga on your overall health and well being are well founded; enhancing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.