What is Pilates?

You can say what Pilates is in three words. Stretch with Strength and Control. And the control part is the most important because that makes you use your mind.

-Romana Kryzanowska


Pilates is a system of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates (1880 – 1967). It has proven to be tried, true and effective over the past 80 years. Influenced by both eastern and western practices, Pilates involved a sequence of corrective exercises performed on various pieces equipment with focus on a strong center and proper use of breath.

Pilates connects the mind and body and is incredibly safe and effective for all. When practiced consistently and correctly it will correct imbalances, postural alignment, improve strength, flexibility and overall well-being.