The Pilates method, developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s, emphasizes the concepts of core strength and stabilization. He called the center of your body or your core “the powerhouse,” and if strengthened, offers a solid foundation for any movements in your daily life.
Pilates believed that physical and mental health were inter-related, and his practice was developed to train the mind and the body. Integrating these six principles – breathing, control, flow, precision, concentration, and centering (movement originating from the core) – this method will improve your posture, strength, and flexibility.
Pilates is beneficial for:
- Neck and back pain
- Spine disorders
- Cross-training (athletes and weekend warriors)
- Pre- and post-natal wellness
- Arthritic joints
- Improving posture, alignment, and mind / body awareness
At The Wellness Bank we offer both private one-on-one Classical Pilates sessions as well as the ability to integrate the Pilates method into your physical therapy treatments. One of the unique features of Pilates is the ability to tailor and modify the exercises across all levels of rehabilitation and fitness. The Wellness Bank has an experienced team of certified instructors and a full suite of Peak Pilates equipment.