The Pilates Method, originally known as Contrology, was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s. For nearly 100 years this integrated flow of exercises has helped thousands of people balance, tone and strengthen the muscles of the body. Whether you are a beginner or a professional athlete, these dynamic exercises performed on Mats and Pilates apparatus leave you feeling refreshed, strong and rejuvenated. The good healthy breathing and sequential movement patterns help bring healing to the body. Available to people of all fitness levels, Pilates helps you feel great and gives you the confidence to do things you never thought possible!
Benefits of a consistent pilates routine:
- Improved postural alignment
- A more balanced, toned and leaner body
- Enhanced Athletic performance
- More stability and less injury
- Increased agility and flexibility
- Improved circulation
- Healthier bone density and strengthened joint mobility
- Increased energy level and confidence
- Increased concentration and mind-body connections
- Reduced stress
A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion. – Joseph Pilates
Common Questions About Pilates
Is Pilates for everyone?
Yes! The Pilates Method is beneficial for people of all ages and all fitness levels. Pilates is also helpful in preventing injuries and assisting in post-rehabilitation of pre-existing injuries. Whether you are a professional athlete or just trying to get moving again, Absolute Pilates will tailor each session to meet your specific goals, objectives, and physical condition.
Will I lose weight with Pilates?
Pilates is low impact but you will get your heart rate in the fat burning zone! Thus, weight loss is possible with Pilates and we do burn quite a few calories! Depending on the intensity and level of the class, you can burn anywhere from 275-450 calories per session. Absolute Pilates also encourages a healthy diet and proper rest to aid you on your journey.
How many times per week should I come?
For optimal results, give us a try for 10 weeks and be consistent in coming three times per week!
“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference; in 20 sessions you will see the difference; and in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body.” – Joseph Pilates
Is it beneficial to combine Pilates with the other forms of exercise offered at Absolute Pilates?
Yes. Each form of exercise that we offer is designed to help strengthen your core and bring muscular balance to your body. Barre, TRX and Kettlebell workouts also add a significant cardiovascular component to your workout. Our Fusion and Interval Circuit classes include a variety of strength and resistance exercises.
Is Pilates like yoga?
Both Pilates and Yoga incorporate a good, healthy breath. Both practices help with balance and mind-body connections. Pilates however, is resistance and strength training. It focuses on muscle toning and intentional movement against the resistance of springs and pulleys. Our concentration is on core strength, muscular balance throughout the body and postural alignment. In Pilates, everything is a stretch, everything is core strength!.