What is Pilates and How can it Help You? Did you know that the Pilates system of exercise, developed in the 1920s by Joseph H. Pilates, focuses on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk? Or that some of the first people to use the Pilates Method were dancers Martha Graham and George Balanchine?

Pilates is a series of controlled movements that are performed on specifically designed exercise apparatus or on mats, facilitated by specially trained teachers. Benefits of the Pilates method include promoting physical balance and harmony. And, it’s so gentle that it’s appropriate for people of all ages and fitness levels, including during pregnancy.

If you’ve been wondering what Pilates is like, be sure to take advantage of Archer and Nancy’s special Fundamentals of Pilates Mat workshop. The February workshop was full. Subscribe to our newsletter so that you’ll be among the first to know about our next Fundamentals Workshop.