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Pilates: The Flexible Form of Rehab You've Been Waiting For!

Did you know that Pilates was originally developed with rehabilitation in mind? Joseph Pilates developed the core exercises and principles based on his own experience with ailments and even rigged hospital beds to enable bedridden patients to exercise against resistance. These concepts informed the innovative equipment he became known for: the Reformer, the Cadillac Trapeze Table, the Stability Chair and more… Pilates exercises are so effective for rehabilitation and physical therapy because the system uses isolated muscle movement to create and maintain strength, more muscle control, postural strength, spinal mobility and correct muscular alignment. It’s an excellent way to both help improve strength, flexibility and endurance while also preventing future injuries. Today, Pilates is taught in both fitness studios and... Read More

8 MAJOR Pilates Benefits: There's Just More to LOVE!

When it comes to Pilates, most are either die-hard enthusiasts or have never stepped foot in a Pilates studio. Are you the latter? Tons of research on the benefits of Pilates would suggest you switch camps.  Check out our FAVORITE 8 Reasons for Why We LOVE Pilates:  1) It's Ah-Mazing for Your Abs: Pilates hits your core unlike any other workout. In fact, after completing 36 weeks of Pilates training, women strengthened their rectus abdominis (the muscle responsible for six-packs) by an average of 21%, while eliminating muscle imbalances between the right and left sides of their cores, according to a Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise study. 2) Eases Back Pain: A stronger core equals a better back. That's why those with chronic lower... Read More