The Pilates Method is not just exercise. It is a series of controlled movements designed to develop strength, increase flexibility, and lengthen muscles while achieving total body awareness. At ProHealth, it is a customized workout, utilizing Pilates equipment and mat work, that provides you with the stretching and breathing benefits of yoga and the strengthening benefits of weight training. Because your mind is required to engage with your body to perform the movements correctly, you experience a new awareness of muscle function and control.

Even though some have only just heard of Pilates, Joseph Pilates developed the concepts and movements over 70 years ago at his studio in New York City. We build on his legacy at ProHealth, making sure all of our Instructors are Polestar Pilates certified.

Under the direction of Dr. Karyn Staples, PT, PhD, a internationally recognized Pilates expert and trainer, ProHealth’s Instructors help clients to achieve stronger, leaner, healthier bodies. Those who are new to Pilates, may want to have private lessons to start, to get the movement and lingo down. With a little more experience one of ProHealth’s dozen weekly group classes may be appropriate. Like to exercise with a friend? Duets and trios are also an option.

Practicing Pilates makes ProHealth clients less susceptible to falls, workout injuries and back pain. Because of the guidance of ProHealth’s trained staff, and the low impact nature of Pilates, beginners will find it approachable. Because of the scientific analysis and technique involved, professional athletes would still find it effective. Perhaps you’re somewhere in between. There’s a place for you to become better, stronger, at ProHealth.

Who Benefits From Pilates?

Those wanting a healthier body
Women rave about the transformation of their "problem areas," enjoying a longer, leaner, and stronger physique. Men enjoy the more sculpted, athletic look provided by Pilates. Not only do bodies look better, but increased flexibility and core strength makes them more functional and less prone to injury.

Professional and Recreational Athletes
Power is generated at the core and is expressed through the extremities. Athletes, professional and recreational, including runners, swimmers, golfers, triathletes,dancers, gymnasts, and tennis players, can supplement their traditional training in order to develop balance, stability, and stamina. Pilates can "fill the gap" that exists within your normal training regimen.

Those with orthopedic conditions
Pilates training may also be appropriate for individuals continuing to recover from or manage back, knee, or shoulder conditions.

Those with more challenging conditions
Pilates can assist those with pelvic floor dysfunction, recent / current pregnancy, older adults, and those with chronic pain or disease.