Pilates is a movement method developed more than 100 years ago by Joseph Pilates that focuses on the mind-body connection to help you strengthen your core and stretch your muscles. At Purposeful Pilates, we teach his classical method that focuses on a combination of exercises performed on various pieces of equipment. Everything that you learn in pilates translates into your everyday functional activities. You'll be more aware of how you’re moving and your posture. Our clients always comment that they stand taller, are more in tune with their core and have less aches and pains thanks to their pilates workouts. Check out the video below to learn more about the benefits of pilates and what you can expect during your initial consultation.
If you do pilates at least once a week, you will see the following results:
ANYONE can do pilates! That’s the beauty of the pilates method. We cater the workout to your specific needs. Whether you’re an athlete or you’ve never worked out before, we'll build a custom workout program that will help you meet your particular goals.
We have clients ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s. Some of them are in perfect health and some have serious health conditions. Each one of them is on a different fitness journey and the workouts we build for them reflect that. Our goal is to help all of our clients move with ease thanks to the purposeful exercises of the pilates method. Click here to read our client success stories to find out how pilates has helped them in many different ways.
The key to getting results in pilates is consistent practice. We require that you commit to doing pilates a minimum of once a week to ensure that you see and feel the results as soon as possible. Joseph Pilates said, “You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.”
The equipment in pilates makes it stand apart from yoga. You get more core activation and deeper stretches thanks to the resistance in the springs on the reformer and chair. In addition, we do not hold poses in pilates. We are constantly in motion and moving from one exercise to the next.
There are several pieces of equipment that are unique to pilates, including the reformer and chair. This equipment is spring-loaded and offers resistance to help you engage your core and stretch. We also teach on the mat, which can be even more challenging than the equipment. Check out the videos below to see examples of exercises performed on the mat, reformer and chair.