Pilates

Pilates

Why Pilates?

A unique cross between strengthening and stretching and a synthesis of weight lifting and yoga, Pilates is an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s.   Joseph incorporated the use of bed springs for resistance in rehabilitation programs for himself and his fellow hospitalized WWI soldiers.   Eventually this very basic equipment evolved into the more varied equipment used today.

While most workouts create short muscles that are more prone to injury, Pilates works to create long, lean functional muscles that are less prone to injury while also increasing your core strength, flexibility and balance.

At Center Strength, we work with clients of all ages be they younger or older, men as well as women, expectant mothers, runners, golfers, post rehabilitation patients, or those just wanting better balance, improved alignment, core strength, and the suppleness of a strong and mobile spine. (Isn’t that nearly all of us?)

Between the movie stars, dancers, and pro athletes who practice Pilates, lately it has gained increasing public fame.  However, you don’t have to be famous to benefit from the gentle strengthening, balance, toning and flexibility resulting from a consistent pilates practice.

In addition to Pilates, we offer a variety of other strengthening and conditioning fitness options including barre, TRX, yoga and cardio enhancing Indoor Cycling.   All working to help you feel “Centered & Strong.”

“Think of a tree, Pilates experts say, does it have all its strength in its limbs?  No.  The tree is only as strong as its trunk and roots. Without a strong trunk, the tree would topple over.  It’s the same for human bodies, If we do not concentrate on building a good foundation and a strong trunk or core , we will end up tight in some places and weak in others, injury prone and susceptible to the pitfalls of our occupation or chosen forms of exercise” ~ Brunilda Nazario MD