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How Does Pilates Differ From Traditional Exercise Programs?

  • Pilates is more about how to move, not how fast, how far, or how much.

  • It's a safer, gentler, lower-impact way to condition the body.

  • The techniques work the whole body, not just specific muscle groups.

  • The Pilates Method avoids activities that cause pain or prevent coordinated, efficient movement.

  • A traditional hour of prescribed exercise training can be accomplished in half the time.

  • The Pilates method produces a lithe, long spine and body, building strength without bulk.

  • Pilates develops a wider range of motion and dramatically improves flexibility, reducing the risk of injury.

  • Pilates activities stimulate and engage the mind.

  • The Pilates environment is calm and supportive, facilitating stress-free, pain-free, and accurate movement.



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