Classical Pilates is a specific approach to exercise that incorporates the principles of centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow into exercises meant to support core strength and spinal health. Started in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates, Classical Pilates was originally designed to rehabilitate soldiers returning from war and later to elevate performance and prevent injury among dancers. Today, Classical Pilates has developed into a method for improving overall fitness with emphasis on safely achieving a healthy, elongated spine by using your own body or with assistance from specialized equipment, called a Reformer.
Joseph Pilates is famously quoted with saying, “You are only as old as your spine is flexible”, and we could not agree more.
Classical Pilates is unique in that it is highly beneficial across the lifespan, from teenagers learning to gain control of their bodies, to high level athletes seeking a performance edge, to expectant mothers with changing ligaments, or to older adults pursuing lifelong health. Under instruction, Classical Pilates’ emphasis on precise and mindful movements make it safe for all ages. Benefits of Classical Pilates include: improved strength, flexibility, balance, posture, and endurance. In this way, Classical Pilates is the perfect compliment to Physical Therapy and is truly the next degree in wellness.
We provide private and duet Reformer sessions as well as small mat classes available in person or virtually. Our Pilates Instructor, Jenny, provides an initial introduction and assessment for each client to help he or she find what the right fit within the offerings of Classical Pilates.