Why Pilates at Park Meadows...and what can it do for me?
“Contrology (Pilates) develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.” - Joseph H. Pilates
Pilates is not just an exercise. When taught correctly and practiced faithfully, you can expect amazing benefits. First, you'll look and feel better within just a few weeks. You'll have better posture, balance, core strength, energy... and you'll feel younger than you have in years.
A Word of Caution
Pilates is not regulated...there's a wide variety of teacher training. Experience the Park Meadows Pilates & PT difference--all of our practitioners have undergone a rigorous, costly, and time-consuming comprehensive teacher training process to gain certification to teach The Pilates Method. We each have a minimum of 450 hours of course work and training, followed by written and practical testing procedures. Additionally we have thousands of hours of continuing education under our belts...because we're complete geeks about Pilates and movement education!
Compare this with your local gym, where most "Pilates teachers" have taken only a few hours of training in Pilates, and their primary focus is usually in another discipline like personal training or group fitness. For more on what it means to be a Certified Pilates Instructor, please visit our FAQ page by clicking here. Or click here to visit the Pilates Method Alliance website.
With Pilates, you'll notice a significant increase in strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles. Since deep healthy breathing is a key component you will also increase lung capacity and circulation. Ultimately, you'll understand how your body is designed to move and function optimally. You will think more clearly, move more freely, while resisting injury and disease.
Pilates is appropriate for every body, no matter what shape you're in now, and is excellent for physical rehabilitation patients. Pilates is part of a life-long commitment to a healthy lifestyle. We've had students as young as 8 years old, and as old as 88 years young. You can experience the benefits of Pilates if you have MS, or you're in a wheelchair... and you'll be challenged and amazed at what you can gain if you're an elite or professional athlete too.
Developed by Joseph H. Pilates beginning in the late 1910’s, the early work was the original set of mat exercises named “Contrology.” Joseph later developed curious looking apparatus to assist and enhance the teaching of his movement concepts. Thousands of physical therapists, medical doctors, sports and general fitness trainers and many other health practitioners are using Pilates to help people regain strength and function.
You'll be training on the finest Pilates equipment available, made by the world leader, Balanced BodyTM and you'll be working with the most highly skilled practitioners, who've not only met, but exceeded industry standards.