Lake Arrowhead Pilates Center - What is Pilates? - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Pilates Center - Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit
What is Pilates?
     The Pilates studio is not a gym- it's a body education center equipped with a complete selection of specially designed machines.  Each piece accommodates  an entire repertoire of exercises ranging from basic to very advanced. Non-impact and non-stressful, the system involves both stabilizers and movers, accessing subtle muscle groups that are often ignored on conventional gym equipment.

"Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind & spirit can be attained. Self confidence follows"

     German soldier Joseph Pilates (1880-1967) spent the majority of World War II in an English prison camp, which became the unlikely home to the first Pilates studio. While in prison, Pilates watched as tuberculosis ravaged its inhabitants, taking the lives of many of his friends. So, equipped with yoga training and inspired by a belief that fitness is the key to overcoming illness, he created the first Pilates program.This new exercise regimen used resistance weight machines made from ropes and pulleys that were attached to heavy pots and pans.

     Today, sports kinesiologists, dancers, physical therapists and other heirs to Joseph Pilates legacy of health have refined the method.