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Pilates

The Pilates Method

 – a system of exercise and lifestyle designed by Joseph Pilates

to  balance the body, mind and spirit

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Joseph Pilates designed a systematic lifestyle practice of exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns that has become an adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds.  To learn about the man behind the method click here

 

Polestar Education is a worldwide provider of rehabilitation-based Pilates education, producing high-caliber teachers and successful studio models.  For information about Polestar click here.

 

Medically Based Pilates  Pilates1is prolific in physical therapy clinics, and doctors are  prescribing Pilates to their patients.  While research is scarce, there is a growing body of work that justifies its reimbursement by third party payers including Medicare.

Physical therapy patients benefit from the awareness The Method  brings to their movement and the empowerment it brings to their lives as they become more independent and  mindful about their bodies and the choices they make in their lifestyles.  Click Here for information about Lise’s research on Low Back Pain

PMA:  Founded in 2001, the Pilates Method Alliance is the professional association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers.  For the past decade,  teachers from around the world have worked together to create a unified community, to share knowledge and information, and most importantly, to establish the practice of teaching Pilates as a profession. To that end, in 2005 the PMA launched the only third-party professional certification exam in the Pilates industry.

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