Pilates’ emphasizes posture, muscle control, flexibility, and balance with purposeful breathing.
Participants often describe feeling “long and lean” as a specific effect from training and Physical Therapy treatment incorporating the Pilates method.
Equipment and mat exercises are used to guide the body through precise movements that focus on quality rather than quantity of repetitions.
Specialized Pilates apparatus using springs and levers, provide a smooth, gliding assistance or resistance for the exercise, allowing safe progression of the exercises and an alternative to the often “jerky” feel of traditional gym equipment.
Remedial as well as advanced client levels can easily be addressed and challenged.
Pilates is used to recover from injuries as well as enhance physical fitness and cross train for sports performance.
Pilates group classes can usually qualify for flexed spending and health savings accounts.
Insurance can be used and billed with a physical therapist when appropriate.