The Pilates Method is a sophisticated system of gentle, whole-body conditioning and corrective exercise which has been popular among dancers for over 60 years. Designed to release excess tension while producing long, strong muscles and efficient postural alignment, this mind-body approach brings awareness to the breath as it isolates the deep abdominal muscles which connect the pelvis, legs and spine.
Exercises include matwork, which can be practiced easily at home, and resistance control exercise on specially designed, spring-loaded machines. Sessions are facilitated by a trained practitioner and are tailored to the needs of the individual.
The Pilates Method is an excellent training for anyone wishing to develop deep strength, flexibility and coordination, and can also be a very effective aid in the rehabilitation of back and joint problems.