"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure."
– Joseph Pilates
“Pilates is fun….Arthritis made it difficult for me to climb stairs. Pilates has strengthened and conditioned the muscles around the joints so that I no longer have to hold onto the banister for support!… my feet are better…..I can stand for hours without tiring…I’m taller…I’ve lost only 3 lbs – but two pants sizes!...my back stopped hurting after the first month and never started again…..I love Pilates!”
These recent comments from students at The Pilates School illustrate just a few of the benefits a student may expect from their regular Pilates practice. In short, Pilates is your body’s antidote to modern life. Many exercise forms increase metabolism and bone density, improve circulation, and respiratory function and convert fat to muscle. Others can help you “get centered” and “breathe.” Pilates does that, and more; by balancing body asymmetries, teaching breath control, improving coordination and balance, while simultaneously developing flexibility, strength and body awareness.
Plus, it’s just plain fun!