What is Pilates?
The form of exercise now known as “Pilates” was originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1920’s as a holistic approach to physical health by integrating the connection between the mind and body. His unique approach involved stretching and lengthening the muscles while maintaining a stable center. This resulted in training the body to call upon the muscles of the abdominals, back and buttocks – what Joe referred to as the “powerhouse”, a.k.a the “core”. Pilates incorporates controlled breathing and precise form to correct muscle imbalances. This provides for improved posture, strength and flexibility and aids in injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Benefits of the Pilates method:
- Lengthens muscles as they are strengthened, resulting in long , lean, strong but flexible muscles
- Improves alignment, balances muscles and improves posture
- Fluid movements coupled with controlled breathing, reduce stress and tension leaving you refreshed and not exhausted
- Focus on core strength aids in injury prevention
- Improves athletic performance and increases functional fitness
Custom designed workouts are safe, suitable and effective for all ages and fitness levels. Pilates training can help you reach a variety of goals whether you are a new mom looking to regain your pre-pregnancy shape, a post rehab client recovering from an injury, or an athlete looking to improve core strength and flexibility. Our highly skilled, certified Pilates Instructors will tailor the Pilates method to meet your individual goals.
Session packages and specialized memberships available.
For more information or to schedule a session, please contact Kim Wallis at email@example.com or 314-432-6103 ex. 3108
“I have been working out for years. Most of the time I run or take classes and even though I consider myself to be in fairly good shape, I have never been completely comfortable with my core or the way my muscles tend to look bulky. Kim Wallis told me that pilates was a great way to strengthen my midsection and elongate my muscles so I decided to give it a try. Within a month I could see my body begin to change. Kim taught me tools that I not only used during her pilates sessions but that I could incorporate into all of my workouts!”