Why Pilates

“Pilates is my favorite core strengthener.  I do it three or four times a week.  With all the strengthening and lengthening, it’s like ballet.  Plus, you get to do it lying down!” -Emily VanCamp

 

Create the body within you at Align Studio.  

There are programs that will sculpt your body, increase your core strength and help you lose weight. There are exercise programs that will improve your posture and flexibility. And still others that aid circulation and ease pain. But one was designed to do them all. Pilates.

The Pilates Method was created by Joseph H. Pilates and his wife Clara during their 60 year quest for the perfect exercise program. Today, you’ll find Pilates being offered in private studios, hospitals, and universities all around the world. It’s a full body workout practiced by millions for both fitness and injury post-rehabilitation.

One of the best things about Pilates is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, fitness buffs, yogis, and women rebounding from pregnancy.

 

“These [Pilates] exercises are really very necessary when you do a lot of sitting… They keep you flexible enough to pull on your socks as you get older… When I get out of the car now, I don’t go arrggghhh…”– Martin Amis, novelist and twice-a-week Pilates devotee.

 

By combining deep core strengthening with stretching, coordination, control and balance, our private and group lessons work to reshape and re-educate your body, creating long, lean muscles and strong, flexible joints, improving postural alignment and establishing intelligent, graceful movement patterns.  Pilates compliments any workout routine.

Weight Loss and Body Sculpting – Pilates is an anaerobic form of exercise that uses deep and precise breathing instruction to increase endurance and boost metabolism. Toning and lengthening muscular tissue changes your shape and often leads to weight loss.

Cross Training – Enhances performance by maintaining proper skeletal alignment and muscular balance, while increasing joint mobility, blood flow, body awareness and injury prevention.

Injury Rehabilitation – Widely recommended by medical professionals because Pilates is proven to help reduce pain caused by spinal injures and dysfunctions, disc and joint disease, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes.