Pilates is a fitness program that focuses on core stability by strengthening muscles in the abdominal area and back. Pilates exercises are performed in a neutral spine, a technique which realigns and promotes the natural curves of the spine.

Pilates is suitable for all age and fitness levels. Paragon Pilates instructor Lisa Becksted will design a Pilates program that is tailored to individual client needs.

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates called his method Contrology, because he believed his method uses the mind to control the muscles. The program focuses on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine. In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles. He created "The Pilates Principles" to condition the entire body: proper alignment, centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing, and flowing movement.

As of 2005 there are 11 million people who practice the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States.

WHY NOT YOU! Call Lisa at 480.580.1503 | info@paragonpilatesca.com