It’s never too late to start or restart your Pilates practice. If you’re interested in beginning or continuing on your Pilates journey, we’re here to help support you in any way we can.
We do Pilates in our Boulder studio as well as studios worldwide, and we also hold Pilates lessons over Zoom. If you’re interested in becoming a Pilates teacher, you’re in luck as we also teach Pilates with our Teacher Educational Programs. At the center of everything we do is our core mission of healing the world by teaching Pilates.
Interested in learning more about what Pilates is and how it promotes whole-body health? Take a look at this comprehensive list we’ve put together that defines what Pilates is and highlights the many benefits of starting or continuing your Pilates practice.
What Pilates Is
- Pilates is a full-body workout that promotes a mind-body connection.
- Pilates is a low-impact exercise that helps to boost your core strength, mobility, and flexibility, as well as helps you lengthen and tone your frame.
- In your Pilates practice, you will work on your breath, concentration, precision, flow, centering, and control which will help you feel strong, toned, conditioned, and flexible.
What Pilates Looks Like
- Pilates workouts emphasize core strength, stability, posture, precision, and breath control and can include Pilates equipment to improve flexibility and range of motion.
- Pilates exercises often include resistance training either through body weight or Pilates equipment, including the Reformer, Low Chair, and Tower/Pole system in order to build muscular strength, stability, and endurance.
The Benefits of Pilates
- Pilates is a whole-body workout that helps to build strength, balance, mobility, and works to create stability in the joints.
- Pilates can help increase muscular strength and definition as well as endurance, enhance muscular control, stabilize your spine, improve posture and balance, improve lung capacity and circulation, and increase your overall mind and body connection.
Joseph Pilates developed Pilates as a system of movement and therapeutic exercise over a span of sixty years. The Pilates Method works to tone muscles and balances muscular force at the joint level, as well as stimulates circulation by facilitating muscular flexibility, joint range of motion, and proper musculoskeletal alignment. Practicing Pilates can help promote new neuromuscular patterns, heightened body awareness, and more precise coordination.
Ready to get started with your Pilates practice? Schedule a lesson with us today.
And as we look forward to the year ahead, we want to let you know that we have updated our pricing for drop-in classes, lessons, and packages. Click here for more information.
About The Pilates Center
The Pilates Center was founded in Boulder in 1990 by sisters Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel. The sisters trained under Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protégé and inheritor of his NYC studio. Amy and Rachel have worked to foster the legacy and tradition of the original, classical method of Pilates while also incorporating a humanistic approach to meet every individual’s needs. For over 30 years, they have made it their mission to heal the world by empowering people to transform their health and Return to Life through Pilates.