Developed in the 1920s by the legendary physical trainer and founder of The New York Pilates Studio, Joseph H. Pilates, The Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. Pilates is based on rehabilitation of both your body and exercises your mind. Not surprisingly, some of the first people to use the Pilates Method were rehab clients, dancers, such as Martha Graham and George Balanchine and a wide range of Athletes. The Pilates Method is not just exercise, however. It is a series of controlled movements engaging your body and mind, performed on specifically designed exercise apparatus and supervised by extensively trained teachers.
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