What is Pilates?

Pilates, a physical fitness system developed by Joe Pilates after World War I, relies on six principles: Centering, Control, Concentration, Precision, Breath, and Flow.

At Full Circle Fitness, our instructors base their teaching around these core principles along with more modern techniques to develop a program focused on core strength and proper body alignment.

“The things that go first as we age are core strength, balance and rotation,” Rosa remarks. “Our clients want to be able to travel and retain their vitality as they age.”

That’s where Pilates comes in. The system is designed to lengthen the body and align the spine. It can reduce back pain, improve posture, increase flexibility, and make you more aware of your body and its movements.

The exercises, which engage your whole body, require concentration. And with more than 500 different exercises, every time you master one exercise, there’s always another, more challenging move to try. Best of all, Pilates can benefit you whether you’re a rank beginner, a high-level athlete or rehabilitating following an injury or surgical procedure.

We offer private sessions using classic pilates equipment or small group training mat pilates.

If you haven’t had an opportunity to experience pilates, try us out – you’ll be glad you did!

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