Pilates is a method of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s and is based on the principles of concentration, control, precision, flowing movement and breath control. Pilates focuses on strengthening your core muscles including the abdominals, hips, gluteals, and lower back, while increasing flexibility and improving posture.
I went through the training of Moira Stott-Pilates at Equilibrium in West Bloomfield. Moira refined the Pilates techniques to incorporate modern principles of spinal stabilization and exercise physiology. There are over 500 restorative exercises done on a mat or equipment such as a reformer, cadillac tables, barrels, and chairs.
Benefits of Pilates
- Flattens abdominal muscles
- Yields longer leaner muscles
- Improves posture and prevents injury
- Balances strength with flexibility
- Relieves stress and tension
- Heightens body awareness
- Enhances athletic performance
- Boosts self esteem
Pilates is the perfect compliment to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation. Stott-Pilates will leave you looking toned and moving with more ease.
- Recommended Sessions 1-3X weekly@45-60 minutes
- Instructor Information: Monica Mannino PT
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I will have a sign-in sheet at each class. Thank you for participating. I welcome suggestions and or recommendations. I hope you enjoy doing Pilates at Performax Physical Therapy.