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One of the things that makes Pilates practice so different from a lot of traditional exercise methods is the mind-body connection. In some ways, this connection makes Pilates more similar to yoga than traditional weight training. Pilates requires very precise movements targeting deep muscles—your mind needs to be in it to make it most effective. There is also very specific breathing techniques that go along with each exercise to not only focus on your core, but to center your mind as well.
Pilates does not put an emphasis on endless repetitions of exercises, but on fewer, more precise movements and deep breathing that is guided by one of our professionally trained instructors. Our instructors can guide you not only through the exercises, but the breathing techniques as well. We are trained to notice exactly how each muscle is moving and to make sure that our clients keep their breathing in sync with the exercises.
I truly believe that working in the moment and focusing on your breath can not only help your physical body, but your mental health as well. You hear a lot these days about living in the moment, living in the now, what a perfect way to combine your physical exercise regimen with that philosophy.
“The acquirement and enjoyment of physical well-being, mental calm, and spiritual peace are priceless to their possessors if there be any such so fortunate living among us today. However, it is the ideal to strive for, and in our opinion, it is only through [the Pilates method] that this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind, and spirit can ever be attained.” -Joseph Pilates (1945).
“The acquirement and enjoyment of physical well-being mental calm, and spiritual peace are priceless to