The Pines Studio for Pilates
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a series of exercises based on the teachings of Joseph H. Pilates. These exercises can be performed on the floor (Mat) or on specifically designed apparatus such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Tower or the Wunda Chair.
Pilates exercises are designed to balance the body by focusing on the core muscles - the back, buttocks and abdominals. Learning to stabilize these muscles will in turn tone and trim the waistline, buttocks and thighs while developing strength in the lower back.
Participants in Pilates should experience and increase in flexibility, joint range of motion, better posture, longer, leaner muscles and an overall sense of well being.
Who should participate?
Anyone can participate in an individually designed program of Pilates-based exercise.
These exercises do not put direct force on the joints or ligaments but rather on the deeper muscles that offer them support. Each exercise is repeated a small number times - usually 10 repetitions or less. The focus is on more precise movement rather than on repetition.
Fitness enthusiasts, athletes, teenagers, senior citizens and people who suffer from chronic pain, joint stress and a variety of conditions will benefit from this effecient method of exercise.
As always, it is recommended that you consult your physician before you begin any exercise regimen.