The Pilates method, originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, currently enjoys widespread recognition in both the fitness community and the medical profession. Pilates mat and equipment work is taught in both the class format and in private sessions. The work emphasizes core conditioning and correct alignment while increasing flexibility, joint mobility, stability, and coordination.
The exercises consist of a system of sequential and carefully performed movements designed to stretch the fascia and strengthen muscles, open joints and release tension. Goals are accomplished through a parallel evolution of awareness and movement.