Pilates

ORC offers a great verity of Pilates experiences for everyone. Whether you are in rehab, a fitness enthusiast or an elite athlete, the aim remains the same: OPTIMAL MUSCULOSKELITAL PERFORMANCE. See our Schedules and Pilates Brochure for classes and times.

The Pilates Method of body conditioning is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises developed over ninety years ago by Joseph H Pilates. It strengthens and tones muscles, improves posture, provides flexibility and balance, unites body and mind, and creates a more streamlined shape without building bulk.

The Pilates philosophy focuses on training the mind and body to work together towards the goal of overall fitness. With the physical and mental pressures of a busy schedule, Pilates helps to re-educate ourselves to work our bodies with efficiency.

The beauty of Pilates is that once you understand the core of its philosophy, its movements can be translated into any format. Each exercise is an important movement in itself and can be used as a way to stretch and move correctly in the course of your day.  In this way, Pilates is so much more than an exercise regimen.

Many people use the essence of the exercises to enhance other activities; athletes employ the movements and philosophy of Pilates in their sports. Whether you’re an athlete or a couch potato, young and limber or old and inflexible, the Pilates method can and does change the way you relate to your own body and the way you carry it in the world.

Benefits

Why choose to add Pilates to your workout schedule?

  • Longer, leaner muscles
  • Improve core strength and stability
  • Prevent injury
  • Increases concentration
  • Relief from stress and back pain
  • Flatten and tone core muscles
  • Improve posture
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Increase circulation and relieve tension
  • Enhance athletic performance
  • Balance strength with flexibility
  • Effective post rehabilitation
  • Enhance body awareness
  • Improve mind and body awareness
  • Increase self confidence
  • The result is a balanced and aligned body that looks fit, feels revitalized and moves with ease.