Joseph Pilates


Pilates For Life

Even though Pilates has increased in popularity over the years, there are still a lot of people who believe that in order to try Pilates, you have to be young, or a dancer, or already fit. The truth is, Pilates can be beneficial for people of all ages and fitness levels, and your Pilates practice can continue to grow and change with you over the decades. The challenge, no matter what your age, is to get the discipline and live in close communication with your body.

20s and 30s: A Foundation for the future

40s and 50s: Staying Strong and Supple

60s and Beyond:: Improving Quality of Life

 Essence of Motion addresses health concerns as you change during various cycles of life. Pilate’s exercises can be modified to adapt to any stage including:

Pregnancy – pre and post- natal – Pilates lateral breathing improves ribcage mobility which will help in the 3rd trimester. It also focuses on strengthening the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscle which helps to support the lumbar and pelvic area and can ease back pain. Pilates will not stress the lax joints and heart rate.

Incontinence – Pilates activates the transverses abdominis and pelvic floor muscles, which help heal incontinence. Osteopenia or Osteoporosis – Pilate’s apparatus work provides excellent resistance training which helps maintain strength for everyday activities.

Sports ( golfers, bikers, runners, tennis players, swimmers, etc. )

Pilates increase coordination, balance, dexterity and speed. Essence of Motion will personalize the workout to your sports needs, and can help you with other issues such injuries and weight problems.