What exactly is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise methodology designed to build core strength and stability while improving balance, flexibility, and coordination. Proper alignment and mobilization of the spine as well as balanced muscle development are emphasized in every exercise. A Pilates workout is challenging in a way that honors your body particularly so when done in a studio environment using the apparatus for support and resistance. Condition your body. Have fun. Feel good. That is the Pilates way.
Is Pilates right for me?
It's no surprise we believe Pilates is right for everyone. We have good reason to do so. We've seen the transformations, improved posture, flexibility, and all around movement, relief from chronic back, neck and hip pain, toning, strengthening, sculpting, improved golf games, and more. From rehabilitation to general fitness and sport specific athletic training, the Pilates method can be adapted to fit any individual.
What is the best way to get started with Pilates?
You may think you need experience from doing videos or taking classes at the gym before coming into the studio, but the exact opposite is true. Pilates is kind of complex and the fundamental movement principles at the core of the method are best learned in the studio environment through private sessions or small group introductory classes. The personalized cues and alignment tweaks an experienced instructor can give you make all difference in moving with proper form and fully realizing the benefits of Pilates.
And a little about Aligned Living....
Building on the time-honored principles of Pilates, we at Aligned Living offer a unique, customized approach to fitness. Our supportive, expertly-trained instructors and small class sizes ensure personal attention during every visit. We believe that this individual attention has a direct effect on your experience and results. When your body is out of balance, everything is out of balance. At Aligned Living, we provide fitness with a specific purpose – to regain and retain biomechanically sound movement patterns that benefit your everyday life. Aligning the body increases strength, mobility, flexibility, stability, and decreases tension enabling you to be healthier, happier, and more productive. The journey of well-being is a process and we make it fun and challenging... encouraging you every stretch, lift, and step of the way!
Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.
Joseph Pilates (pictured at age 60)