Pilates is a form of body conditioning that was developed by the late Joseph Pilates. His method, which he called “contrology”, focuses on strengthening the core muscles or “powerhouse”. Pilates teaches that the core muscles need to be strong and stable before working other parts of the body. His exercises incorporates strengthening and stretching simultaneously with a mind/body connection.
Pilates is a form of low impact body conditioning that engages all the muscles of the body. It requires a great level of concentration and thus can feel like a meditation on the actions of our bodies. Pilates focuses on lengthening and strengthening the muscles of the body. It has a heavy emphasis on the muscles of the core. It is an amazing workout to improve your posture, increase overall strength and stability, improve your mental focus, and help you feel in control of your body, mind, and spirit.
At State Street Pilates we believe that every person deserves to feel their best in their own body. We specialize in helping individuals find not only their physical strength but their inner strength too. We believe that when we feel physically strong we also feel more confident in our selves and more connected all around.
Key Benefits of Pilates
Pilates is meant to enhance your freedom of movement, strength and body symmetry. Every exercise is appropriate for all ages and all body types; even those with disabilities and injuries can look towards Pilates as a way of recuperation.
Over the years, Pilates has helped many through differing stages of rehabilitation. Injuries including – herniated discs, scoliosis, neck injuries, join replacement, broken bones, Parkinson’s and pre/post-natal issues – are ones we see the most, and are certain Pilates will help alleviate the effects of disability and/or pain. The benefits of Pilates are limitless. We’re motivated and inspired by everyone that walks in and leaves feeling rejuvenated, well and more powerful than before.
Through Pilates, you’ll have a refreshing mind-body workout. You’ll become acutely in tune with your own body, and learn how to control its movements. Proper breathing during Pilates is proven to reduce stress levels. On top of this, you’ll develop long, lean muscles and flexibility, perfect for reducing the risk of injury later in life. Lastly, you’ll find Pilates gentle, but challenging. It’s a great workout, and will certainly condition your body to where you want it to be.
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