The Pilates method grew out of an effort to rehabilitate bed ridden patients in a military camp in the early 1900s. Joseph Pilates adapted hospital beds with pulleys, straps and strings in order to assist otherwise immobile patients with their exercises. These beds would later develop into the classic Pilates Reformer now used in studios around the world.
The Pilates Method is beneficial for all clients and patients who are in need of strengthening, flexibility, coordination and stability. It is beneficial to dancers, performers and athletes; but can be especially useful for patients who are required to be non-weightbearing, are of post-surgical status, are new to exercise, or are in need of core strengthening.
The benefits of Pilates springs are to maintain appropriate resistance, force and proprioceptive feedback, so that patients can learn to move with more ease and motor control. I have been certified since 2002 by IM=X and the Kane School of Core Integration to teach Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Barrel and Wunda Chair. Find out more.
Pilates for Amputees
Classes on Tuesdays at 2 pm at Pilates Garage, Gowanus, Brooklyn