"I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier."

~Joseph Pilates

Pilates exercises are performed on a mat and on a variety of apparatuses which Joseph Pilates designed himself. Each exercise challenges the entire body through the practice of centering, concentration, precision, alignment, and flow, all coordinated with the breath.

Professional dancers have known the benefits of Pilates for decades. Top athletes use it for strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. Hollywood celebrities and supermodels use it to maintain beautiful physiques.

Pilates is suitable for all ages and abilities. With a regular Pilates practice, you can:

  • Improve strength, flexibility, and balance
  • Tone and build long, lean muscles without bulk
  • Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the spine
  • Engage the mind and enhance body awareness
  • Condition efficient patterns of movement, making the body less prone to injury
  • Restore postural alignment
  • Create a stronger, more flexible spine
  • Complement sports training and develop functional fitness for daily life


Pilates with Mary © 2016
Photographs by Federica Valabrega