Yoga and Pilates

Professional and recreational athletes from virtually every sport - from golf to tennis, basketball to cycling, weightlifting to running - are praising the gains Pilates and Yoga has helped them achieve in their athletic performance. By developing awareness and control of the local/stabilizing muscles responsible for skeletal alignment, we train our bodies to do everything better. The results will amaze you!


Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. The continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, and also a feeling of being at one with your environment.

The practice of yoga is a total approach to health and fitness. In addition to providing stress management through patterns of deep relaxation techniques, yoga will provide you with:

  • Increased energy
  • Total body balance
  • Increased strength
  • Cardiovascular workout
  • Better flexibility

The long term effects of yoga are what make your practice essential to well being. A good practice will accelerate the bodies repair processes at a cellular level and will increase your physical and mental well-being. All of the postures improve circulation and the health of the internal organs while cleansing toxins out of the body. In other words, you will feel better AND look better!

Long term effects from yoga include:

  • Sleep Improves
  • Weight normalizes
  • Pain decreases
  • Immunity increases
  • Improved posture
  • Energy level and endurance increase
  • Joint range of motion increases
  • Muscular flexibility and strength increase
  • Increased respiratory efficiency


The late Joseph Pilates (pronounced pa-lah-teez) had a remarkable insight and understanding of how the human body moves. He devised specific training equipment and a series of 500 controlled exercises that engage both the mind and the body. These exercises focus on developing the core muscles of the abdomen and increase the endurance and flexibility of supporting muscles.

"You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions, and have a completely different body in 30 sessions." - Joseph Pilates

The practice of Pilates creates and maintains an efficient, lean, strong, stable and agile body. The Pilates method of exercise emphasizes restoring the body to true balance, and ease and economy of movement, by using the following principles:

  • Concentration
  • Awareness
  • Core Control
  • Axial Elongation
  • Muscle Organization
  • Breath/Respiration
  • Dynamic Posture
  • Efficiency Of Movement

Pilates' functional, integrated and well-balanced movement patterns work the entire body - arms, legs, back, chest, abs, hips, names it! Pilates will help improve and enhance:

  • Endurance
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Joint Stability
  • Posture
  • Relaxation
  • Core And Pelvic Floor Strength
  • Mind And Body Connection
  • Quality And Capacity of Respiration

Also, Pilates workouts can be customized to help with:

  • Pain Management
  • Pre And Post-Natal
  • Scoliosis And Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis And Fibromyalgia
  • Specific Joint Issues
  • Post-Rehab Therapy