What is Pilates?

Pilates is a conditioning routine that may help build flexibility,¬†muscle¬†strength, and endurance in the¬†legs,¬†abdominals,¬†arms,¬†hips, and¬†back.¬†It puts emphasis on spinal¬†and¬†pelvic¬†alignment, breathing, and developing a strong¬†core¬†or center, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.

At Energie Encorps West Island our pilates classes also incorporates athletic core exercises using small props such as blocks and balls putting a contemporary twist on traditional pilates… helping to keep our clients motivated!