Joseph Pilates (1883 - 1967)

In his book Return to Life Through Contrology (1945) Mr. Pilates outlines his philosophies on life and health. Many of his original exercises are still used in modern Pilates classes. Integrating Pilates with current scienctific knowledge of biomechanics, the fascial system, and the shifting field of anatomical understanding is essential to proliferating the advantages of Mr. Pilates’ work. 

Machines or mat?

During your private equipment session, you learn how the Reformer, Full Cadillac (Trapeze Table), Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, and Spine Corrector assist your connection to breathing with your movement through springs and resistance.

Our signature group circuit class, CardioCore Circuit, challenges your cardiovascular capacity in addition to your strength and precision on all of the Pilates equipment.

In a group mat class, we explore Mr. Pilates original mat exercises as presented in Return to Life, as well as updated variations and exercises.

Pilates works for a broad range of people

  • Post-physical therapy patients

  • Professional athletes

  • Dancers

  • The movement-curious (In the terminology of Gil Hedley, a ‘somanaut’)

  • People with aches and pains

  • Professional desk workers

  • Artists and musicians

  • Service industry workers

  • Pre- and post-natal bodies

  • People with respiratory problems

  • People with pelvic floor issues

If you have a serious medical condition, it is necessary for you to obtain your doctor’s approval before entering an exercise program.