In 1926 Joseph and Clara Pilates set up the first Pilates studio in New York City. Over the course of his career, Joseph Pilates developed over 600 exercises for the various pieces of apparatus he invented. His guiding philosophy in creating the method and movements was that the body must be exercised as a “whole”.
It is important to note that Joseph Pilates regarded his method as a way of life and a path to total health, rather than just an exercise method.
Pilates is for everyone, young, old, strong or weak.
Everyone has specific needs and Pilates renders itself to meet those needs. Whether you want to get into better shape, tone, regain strength, improve your running, cycling or golf, Pilates will help you attain those goals.
It is also an excellent method to rehabilitate the body after trauma or injury. Pilates will also improve core strength, body awareness, flexibility and is a great stress reliever.