The Pilates Method is an approach in mind & body integration that was created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. It was reported that there were some 12 million people who were regularly doing pilates in the UK and the USA in 2005.
The fundamental principles focus on balance, concentration, control, centered awareness, fluid movements, and breath. Pilates enhances a core strength that increases flexibility, coordination and spacial awareness. The repertoire is performed as a mat class or on specialized equipment utilizing springs for resistance. Pilates engages the whole person, not just the muscles. For everybody from an athlete to mother, Pilates will develop and enhance stamina, posture, alignment & core strength for elite performance to everyday activities.