Studio 154 Pilates

 

What is Pilates

Pilates is a body-mind practice of physical conditioning which embraces both Eastern and Western philosophies of fitness. Joseph H. Pilates was born in Germany in 1880 and came to the United States in the 1950’s where he opened his studio in New York City and gained great acclaim with dancers and those involved in the entertainment industry.

Pilates is a precision oriented form of exercise, engaging both body and mind. It will build a strong, lean and supple physique. Pilates uses a repertoire of over five hundred exercises to strengthen your core and your entire body. It will restore you physically and emotionally and creates a sense of well-being. You will stand taller, feel more balanced and in control of your body. It will enhance your awareness of your body; improve coordination, posture and overall body alignment. In so doing, it will also aid in injury rehabilitation and prevention and in the prevention of osteoporosis.

Pilates is a practice that requires concentration and singular focus. It is not a weight loss or cardiovascular exercise program per se, though it can offer those benefits once you advance in ability through your routine of exercises.

Pilates is a commitment to yourself—and to your body.