Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. He had a lifelong interest in body conditioning. As a frail child dedicated to improving his strength, he later became an accomplished skier, diver, gymnast, and boxer.
Joseph Pilates went on to become a nurse in England during WWI. During his internment, Pilates designed exercise equipment for his immobilized patients by attaching springs to hospital beds. This system became the foundation for his style of body conditioning. He brought this system to New York when he opened his first Pilates studio in 1926 and went on to create what is now know as The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning.
Romana Kryzanowska was a dancer with George Balanchine’s dance company when she was referred to Joseph Pilates for rehabilitation of an ankle injury. Romana trained and studied with Joseph and is now universally recognized as Joseph’s protege. Romana made a commitment to Joseph to continue his life’s work ad has been teaching his Pilates Method of Body Conditioning for nearly six decades. Today, the goal of Romana’s Pilates® is to improve flexibility and strengthen the total body without adding bulk. This goal is achieved through a series of controlled movements increasing flexibility, balance, and control. Romana’s Pilates® works your body and your mind promoting physical harmony and balance for people of all ages while providing a refreshing and energizing workout – leaving you with a sense of physical and mental well-being.
“Done three times a week, a few well-designed movements, properly executed in sequence, are worth hours of calisthenics of contortions!” — Romana Kryzanowska
Pilates has proven itself for over 80 years as an effective and safe method of exercise. It has been the workout of choice for dancers and gymnasts for decades. Only recently has the word Pilates worked itself into the mainstream. The program works. It will make you look better, feel better, and move better. There should be no doubt that Pilates can work for you whether you are in your 20s or 30s and want to keep the movement and flexibility you now enjoy, or if you are in your 40s, 50s, or 60s and want to recapture your balance and fluidity of movement or simply to keep up with your grandkids. Pilates will work for you if you’re a skier, golfer, tennis, baseball, or football player. There is no question Pilates can help you. The question is — “Where you should take your lessons?” and the answer is at Pure Pilates. Pure Pilates is a modern, full-service, state-of-the-art Pilates studio servicing discriminating clients who come from all over South Florida including Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Pure Pilates specializes in teaching Romana’s Pilates® as originally designed and taught by Joseph Pilates – and this format gets results.
Pure Pilates is proud to feature every piece of Pilates apparatus designed and used by Joseph Pilates. It’s been said that as exacting as Joe was about how each exercise was performed, Joe was equally exacting about how precise each piece of equipment was made. Pure Pilates only uses equipment made to the exact standards set by Joseph Pilates. At Pure Pilates you will find the following equipment made by Gratz Pilates of New York and Pilates Designs By Basil:
Cadillac, Reformers Electric Chair, Guillotine Tower, Arm Chair, Wunda Chairs, Ladder Barrel, Studio Wall Units, Pedi-Pole, Swedish Bar, Foot Corrector, Toe Corrector, Push-up Device, Breath-a-cizer, Magic Circles, Bean Bag Roll-up, Neck Stretcher, Twist Poles, Weighted Bars, Jump Boards, and Airplane Board.
Pilates is not just a word but a way of life. Pilates can be the way you lift; the way you walk; the way you exercise; and the way you live. You will stand taller and change the way you move. No longer is feeling better the end result of an exercise program, but rather the ongoing benefit you will feel with each of your sessions.
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