What is Pilates?
The Pilates method was developed by German, Joseph Pilates, in the early 1920's while in Lancaster, England.
Joe developed his method of movement over 20 years of self study and apprenticeships, taking inspiration from yoga, Zen, and ancient Greko-Roman physical regimens. The Pilates method is practiced on a mat and various apparatus Joe invented.
He used his method of movement, then called Contrology (meaning "the science of control") to help rehabilitate soldiers from injury during World War I.
Pilates has proven itself valuable not only as a fitness workout, but also as an important compliment to professional sports training and physical therapy.
"Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be reflected in the way you walk, play, and work."
~ Joseph Pilates
The benefits of regular Pilates practice include:
- Improved strength and mobility of the entire body
- Better coordination, balance, and posture
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Increased bone density and joint health
- Positive body awareness
- Education of proper body mechanics that bring ease to daily activities
We invite all ages, all bodies, and all abilities to join us weekly for group classes and private lessons in our beautiful Burlington, VT studio. Learn how to move your body with integrity, grace, and comfort through the Pilates method.
New clients are always welcome! Purchase one of our New Client Offers today or call the studio at 802-863-9000 for more information on how to get started.