The Anchor Wellness Center offers Clinical Pilates with a twist. Because of our affiliation and close proximity to Physical Therapists, our Pilates instructors specialize in the Pilates Mat & Reformer with a hyperfocus on rehabilitation. We know that whether or not you tell us, we all suffer. We suffer from achey joints or torn labrums, chronic low back pain or knee replacements. We just had a baby or had a baby 30 years ago. We’re stiff and tight everywhere. Those conditions shouldn’t keep us from moving and our Certified Pilates Instructors have a niche practice of working alongside our team of Physical Therapist to individualize programs to meet your needs.
In his book, Return to Life through Contrology, Joseph Pilates (creator of the technique) presents his method as the art of controlled movements. He envisioned it serving as a therapeutic workout that didn’t feel like therapy. When practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the “powerhouse” and is thought to be the key to a person’s stability.
The Pilates system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner’s specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body adapts itself to the exercises.