Unlock the secret to a balanced body and mind: discover what Pilates is and what it can do for your life.

What Is Pilates?

“What is Pilates?” If you’ve heard of Pilates but are not really sure exactly what it is, you’re in the right place to learn all about it.

Joseph Pilates founded the Pilates method in the mid-1900s. In his book Return to Life, he wrote that “Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.” But what does this mean for you, and what does Pilates do for your body? Let’s explore that together!

The Path to Complete
Body-Mind Coordination

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• More precise coordination
• Decreased aches and pains
• An increased sense of wellbeing

Overall Wellness

• Stress relief
• Heightened body awareness
• A more mindful life

Mental Benefits

• A balanced, upright posture,
• A stronger core
• Enhanced flexibility

Physical Benefits:

What Pilates Does For Your Body

The Benefits

Regardless of your current fitness level or physical ability, you can begin your Pilates journey right away. There's no need for a pre-existing level of fitness or experience with other exercise routines. Pilates is fully adaptable to meet you where you are, making it a suitable choice for everyone.

Can I Start Pilates Without Previous Fitness Experience?

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Pilates is a great way to help manage chronic pain, including back pain. The method strengthens your coreincreases flexibility, and improves your alignment. All of these counteract the negative effects of our modern lifestyle (too much sitting and looking at screens!) and often result in a dramatic reduction in pain.

Will Pilates Help With My Back Pain?

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Pilates exercises are designed to improve alignment, body awareness, and balance. These result in better posture--with no conscious effort on your part outside of our sessions!

How Can Pilates Improve My Posture?

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Absolutely! One-on-one Pilates is endlessly customizable and is beneficial for everyone. Whether you’re looking to build overall strength, seeking realignment and improved balance, or hoping to prevent or resolve discomfort like chronic back pain, private Pilates sessions will be invaluable on your journey to physical fitness.

Can Anyone Do Pilates?

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Pilates does not over-develop certain parts of the body and neglect others. It promotes strength and balanced muscle development, enhances flexibility, and increases range of motion.

What Makes Pilates Different?

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Discover Your Pilates Solution

Absolutely! Pilates is customizable and beneficial for everyone.

Whether you're seeking relief from back pain, looking to enhance athletic performance, regaining strength after an injury, or just searching for an exercise program to make you feel great, Pilates can be your solution.

Is Pilates Right For Me?

Customizable for Everyone

Personalized instruction: Each Pilates session is tailored to fit your unique needs and goals.

Foundation first: We'll start with the basics to ensure you understand the principles of Pilates. Over time, we will build towards more complex skills and more demanding exercises.

Comfortable environment: You'll exercise in a non-judgmental space. We'll chat and get to know one another along the way, as you simultaneously learn about Pilates and your own body.

Starting your Pilates journey is a great move towards better health and wellness. Here's what Pilates can do for your body, starting from your very first session:

What to Expect From Your First Pilates Session

Your Experience

Hands-on adjustments: I'll guide you with not only my words, but also with gentle hands-on guidance to help you receive the maximum benefit from each Pilates exercise.

Physical and Mental Engagement: Experience purposeful movements that engage your entire body and rewire your brain. (There is no "boring" in Pilates--at least not in my studio!)

Feeling of accomplishment: You'll leave each session feeling stronger, more aligned, and proud of your progress.

--Shirley Wu

Kristie is an amazing instructor. She is very detail oriented and great at explaining what we are doing and what the exercises are for (improving alignment/posture, what imbalance is being corrected, etc.).

Kristie keeps me busy the entire session to maximize what I get out of my time with her, without pushing too much. At the same time, she is able to help me challenge myself just beyond my comfort zone each session to help me improve.

Pilates utilizes both mat and equipment-based exercises. Pilates' equipment, such as the reformer, helps students develop strength, flexibility, and coordination, enabling complete body control.

Tools of Pilates

Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates, a German exercise innovator. He believed that "physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness." His method, which he originally called Contrology, is a system of movement and therapeutic exercise designed to produce physical fitness.

Origins of Pilates

Pilates has a clear objective: to create a "uniformly developed body"—one capable of meeting all life's demands. Through deep and full breaths, a flexible and decompressed spine and joints, and robust circulation, Pilates unifies the body, mind, and spirit.

Goals of Pilates

Seeking a Balanced Body

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There is no judgment—just kindness with excellent problem-solving & laughter.

I have been coming home with results I can actually feel & use!

I feel renewed competence, strength, & alignment.

 Ready to transform your body and mind? Start your Pilates journey today! Text Kristie at 702-575-2793 with your questions or use the contact form to try Pilates in Las Vegas.

Let's unlock the power of Pilates and help you discover a new sense of well-being!

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