What is Pilates?
Pilates is an innovative system of body-mind exercises first developed by Joseph Pilates (1883-1967). It is often referred to as the “thinking person’s” exercise. The student learns the value of paying attention to what they are doing in order to maximize the benefits of each exercise. What is quickly discovered is that awareness and mental focus make Pilates an effective, safe and deeply-felt exercise program. As a result, posture improves, and injuries and pain withdraw.
Katie Ewald works with students on postural symmetry and core control to facilitate optimal movement of the spine, hips and shoulders. Muscular flexibility, joint mobility and strengthening through the complete range of motion of all joints are incorporated into every class. Instead of isolating muscle groups, the whole body is trained, integrating the upper and lower extremities in every plane.