About Body Works Pilates Studio
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Body Works Pilatesâ„¢ is the international headquarters for Fletcher PilatesÂ®
Established in 1993, Body Works Pilates is specifically designed to lead to physical transformation. To ensure you meet your goals, we feature a full range of professional Pilates equipment in a spacious, supportive and non-competitive environment.
Pilates is arguably the most effective physical conditioning method in existence. It uniquely strengthens core musculature, extends range of motion and enhances the bodyâ€™s innate ability to move. Increase vitality at Body Works Pilates, where weâ€™ll guide you to the mindful connection between physical grace and power. Our ultimate goal is to help you move better, throughout your life.
WHAT TO EXPECT...
- Tone and strengthen musculature
- Increase flexibility and range of motion
- Improve posture and body alignment
- Relieve back and neck discomfort
- Improve balance and enhance circulation
- Alleviate overall tension and fatigue
In addition to private and semi-private Fletcher PilatesÂ® sessions, Body Works Pilatesâ„¢ also offers an extensive movement-based group-class fitness schedule featuring Fletcher TowelworkÂ® and Fletcher FloorworkÂ®, as well as Pilates Mat classes for students at all levels. Our massage and Shiatsu therapists work hand in hand with our teaching professionals to promote your ultimate wellness and physical transformation.
Origins of the Pilates Method
Joseph and Clara Pilates began their revolutionary work in the early 1920s in New York City. Pioneering physical and movement therapy, they called their new fitness modality Body Contrology, a term which to them implied articulate and fluid physical control. Body Contrology - now known simply as PIlates - is a complete physical conditioning program, incorporating strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and endurance training. The dual emphasis on movement awareness and efficient body mechanics is key to improving posture, alignment and overall body balance. The integrated focus on both extrinsic and intrinsic (core) muscle groups addresses the body as a whole.
In place of exhaustive, tediously repetitious exercises, Pilates involves refined, purposeful movements requiring concentration and physical awareness. The form is elegant, graceful and balanced. The goal: proper body alignment; lengthened, well-toned muscles; flexible joints and increased physical strength, stamina and mental clarity. Once the core/intrinsic musculature is strong and the spine is properly aligned, Pilates becomes almost artfully balleticâ€¦ a kind of movement performance.
Practiced in the early days by elite dancers and a select few professional athletes, Pilates is now in the fitness mainstream and is considered one of the most versatile and effective overall physical conditioning methods in existence. An estimated 7 million people worldwide now actively participate in a Pilates-based fitness regimen. Clearly, the revolution envisioned by Joseph Pilates nearly a century ago has become a reality.