Romanas Pilates Method (pronounced puh-LAH-teez) of body conditioning was developed through the 1920's by Joseph Pilates, the legendary physical trainer and founder of "Contrology". The Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility, strength and control for the total body without building bulk.
The Influences of eastern disciplines such as Kung Fu led Joseph Pilates to develop exercises that not only provide a safe and effective workout, but also contain stimulation through acupressure points to every organ in the body. This develops an energy throughout the entire physical system. He combined the art of control with centering and the release of movement through aerobic, strength and flexible concentrations.
Pilates re-educates and realigns, tones and balances the body. It develops coordination, thus improving posture, eliminating stress and tension. Pilates every day for 45 minutes covers everything that you need for healthy fitness, whether you are a high level performing athlete or someone interested in just taking more responsibility for your personal fitness and health care.
"It is the mind itself which builds the body", Joseph Pilates would quote Schiller a famous German Poet as saying.
As Pilates has become one of the fastest growing fitness activities in the country, some 9.5 million people participated in Pilates in 2003, up from 2.4 million in 2001. The quality of the instruction has been compromised.
Here at My Pilates Place we will teach you the correct and most efficient techniques to maximize results, and have fun doing it!