What IS Classical Pilates?

“A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.” Joseph Pilates

Classical Pilates is an exercise system that was developed in the early part of the 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It strengthens muscles, increases flexibility and improves overall health. Exercises are performed
on a mat and on specially designed equipment. Every exercise is performed with attention to the breath,
proper form and efficient movement patterns.  Pilates focuses on engaging the mind and the body to create exercises that involve the whole body and strengthen the core.  This is beneficial for anyone wishing to improve his or her posture, athletic performance and coordination.