Pilates is an age friendly exercise program with highly effective results. Pilates exercises will help you control both
your inner and outer muscles, resulting in improved posture and more efficient breathing patterns which is a key component
to maintaining health, particularly as a person ages. Pilates instruction teaches body awareness through the connection
of movement and breath which is taught with precision of controlled movements of several muscle groups at one time while
keeping the body centered. The "powerhouse" muscles of the body's core are activated, resulting in strong
abdominal and upper body muscles to hold the body in proper alignment which results in a good posture and a long lasting
and happy spine.
Like many other healing modalities, Pilates was created by someone who had a specific health challenge. As
a young child, Mr. Joseph Pilates, suffered from rickets. He was determined to develop a system that would
make him strong and healthy. He created Pilates as a system that is powerful
enough to cleanse the bloodstream and energizes the entire body.