Pilates (puh-LAH-teez) is a non-impact deep muscle conditioning method developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the 1920s. Pilates works the body from the inside out, developing strength, flexibility, and coordination while improving body alignment, awareness and balance. Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness levels—pregnant women, elite athletes, chronic pain sufferers, dancers, fitness enthusiasts, and rehab patients have all benefitted from the Pilates method. Linking a series of fluid movements with breath and mental focus, you will build core strength, release tension, open the joints and elongate the spine with this refreshing and energizing workout!

Fletcher Pilates® is the Pilates method as it has evolved through master teacher Ron Fletcher. Ron studied with Joe Pilates himself, and was a highly respected Pilates elder who went on to teach the work all over the world until his death in December 2011 at the age of 90. Ron, who also studied with other movement geniuses such as Martha Graham, evolved the traditional Pilates exercises with a unique focus on breath. All of the Pilates teachers at Studio 4 Pilates are Qualified Teachers through the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program.

For more information about Joseph Pilates and the Pilates method, visit www.pilates.com

For more information on Ron Fletcher, visit www.fletcherpilates.com

For more information on the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study (offered here at Studio 4 Pilates), click here.