Why Pilates?

"In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, and in 30 you will have a whole new body." - Joseph Pilates

What are the Benefits of STOTT PILATES®?

  • Creates longer, leaner muscles with less bulk and more freedom of movement
  • Improves postural problems
  • Increases core strength, stability, and peripheral mobility
  • Helps prevent injury
  • Balances strength and flexibility
  • Heightens body awareness
  • Suits everyone from rehab patients to elite athletes due to customization for the individual
  • Complements other methods of exercise
  • Improves performance in sports (golf, skiing, skating, etc)
  • Improves balance, coordination, and circulation

How does STOTT PILATES® differ from weight training?

  • Pilates is three-dimensional -- exercises can be performed using all movement planes
  • Spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contraction

What is the difference between STOTT PILATES® and other methods?

STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles, including contemporary thinking about biomechanics, spinal rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. For example, some approaches may promote a flat back, whereas STOTT PILATES® exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints, there is also more emphasis on scapular stabilization. As well, there are more preparatory exercises and modifications to cater to the many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.

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Breathe's Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Instructor delivers the highest quality in authentic Pilates. After completing Pilates professional education which covers the mat, reformer, tower, chairs, barrels and auxiliary equipment they provide classical Pilates classes distinguished by an emphasis on Pilates as an integrated movement system as Joseph Pilates intended. Peak Pilates® classes cover the full breadth of traditional Pilates, while also leaving room for more contemporary exercises, flows and teaching styles.