In 1880, the founder of the Pilates exercise philosophy, Joseph Pilates, was born as a sickly child. This inspired him to search for ways to improve his physical health, eventually leading to the development of his now widely used exercise format. Initially, he used this knowledge to assist in the rehabilitation of the injured and de-conditioned soldiers during WW1. In 1923, after emigrating from Germany to New York, Joseph opened his first studio. The Pilates method soon developed a reputation as an effective treatment used to restore injured dancers, entertainers, and athletes, as well as anyone in need of physical improvement.
The original Pilates exercises have been modified by Moira Stott, to incorporate the latest scientific research in sports and rehabilitation. These exercises aim to safely restore the natural curves of the spine while gaining strength, stability and flexibility. Pilates can balance and align your body so you not only look fit, and move better, but develop an internal change in how you hold yourself as you move through life's everyday activities.
Everyone, (men, women, youth, all ages and fitness levels), can benefit from Pilates training. Some of the benefits you can achieve are:
- Core strength and stability
- Relief from stress
- Improved posture
- Diminish neck and back pain
- Enhanced balance and co-ordination
- Heightened mind-body awareness
Edmonds Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation offers beginner and intermediate mat Pilates. Individual and small group sessions are available and taught by a Stott Pilates trained physical therapist.
Individual, 1 hour session: $65
Bring a friend: Two persons @ $110 for 1 hour
Please contact us at 425-774-3226 for more information or to schedule your first visit!