Created by Joseph Pilates in the 1930’s-1960’s, Pilates is a system of exercise. Originally called Contrology by Joseph Pilates (his students changed the name to Pilates after his death in 1968), Pilates is focused on using all the muscles in the body in harmony. With the assistance of springs, and other apparatus, Pilates challenges the small muscles to engage equally with the larger muscles to create more ease in the body.

Strengthening the abdominals, improving balance, protecting the joints and spine are the primary focus of Pilates. Many Physical Therapy exercises are related to Pilates, and you will often see a reformer in a physical therapy studio.

Pilates can be modified for all levels of range of motion and as one gets stronger, there is always more challenging moves that can keep you expanding your abilities. In my practice, most of my clients are between 40-80 years young.

My training was through Club Pilates. A comprehensive 500-hour program, I continue to work with master trainers to hone my skills. I teach individual as well as group classes with reformer, mat, and all other Pilates equipment.

I am continually amazed at the results I see not only with my clients but with myself. It is one of the cornerstones of my personal desire to age gracefully.

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