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 Physical Therapy |   Pilates |  Personal Training 

108 Whispering Pines Dr., Suite 120, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 | 831-440-8304

 

Serving Santa Cruz County and surrounding areas;
 Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, Felton, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Bonnie Doon, Aptos and Davenport 

Pilates

What is Pilates? (pi-lah-teez) 
Pilates is similar to yoga but emphasizes your body’s core including abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh and butt. Pilates develops strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture.

Pilates classes provide increased joint stability, movement, flexibility and core strength training. We specialize in individual one-on-one training taught by Certified PMA, BASI and Polestar Pilates Instructors. Choose from a single sessions, 5 or 10 session packages.

 

Join us to reach your fitness goals, increase flexibility and be pain free! 

What is The History of Pilates?

Pilates is a series of non-impact exercises designed by Joseph Pilates to develop strength, flexibility, balance, and inner awareness. Joseph Pilates the founder of the Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. As a frail child with rickets, asthma, and rheumatic fever, he was determined to become stronger.

 

He dedicated himself to building both his body and his mind through practices that included yoga, zen, and ancient Roman and Greek exercises. His conditioning regime worked and he became an accomplished gymnast, skier, boxer, and diver. While interned in England during World War I for being a German citizen, Pilates became a nurse.

 

During this time, he designed a unique system of hooking springs and straps to a hospital bed in order to help his disabled and immobilized patients regain strength and movement. It was through these experiments that he recognized the importance of training the core abdominal and back muscles to stabilize the torso and allow the entire body to move freely. This experimentation provided the foundation for his style of conditioning and the specialized exercise equipment associated with the Pilates method.

 

Joseph Pilates beloved that ideal fitness is “the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily preforming our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.

 

What Are The Benefits Of Pilates?

•  Improve posture

•  Integrated movements

•  Physical and mental well-being

•  Prevents and rehabilitates injuries

•  Create an evenly conditioned body

•  Develops inner physical awareness

•  Gain long, lean muscles and flexibility

•  Pregnant women develop body alignment 

•  Increasing flexibility, circulation, and balance

•  Improve sports performance, and prevent injuries

•  Develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back

•  Pregnant women develop body shape and tone after pregnancy