What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph H. Pilates. His methodology and design of his exercises focus on creating a balanced body. A balanced body is a conditioned body that moves with strength, flexibility, and endurance. It focuses on core strength and stability, which includes stabilizing the pelvic and shoulder girdle and maintaining postural alignment while in motion.
Who Benefits from Pilates?
The short answer... EVERYONE! Get the body you've always wanted:
Strong and more stable core
Longer, leaner muscles
Relief from stress or back pain
Better posture, balance, & coordination
Enhanced mind-body awareness
Great for injury prevention
Effective post-rehabilitation program
Compliment to athletic training
What is STOTT Pilates®?
STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Co-founders Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew, with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, spent more than two decades refining the STOTT PILATES method of exercise and equipment.
The result: an inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation. This makes it one of the safest and effective methods available.
A clear and detailed approach is the basis for STOTT PILATES training and certification programs. This program is used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities and everyone in between.
The sequence of exercises is designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and re-balance the muscles around the joints. The syllabus includes preparatory exercises and modifications which makes the Pilates Method effective and safe.
A STOTT PILATES program delivers optimal strength, flexibility and endurance. It is a perfect compliment to cardiovascular exercise, sport, rehab, and life.