• longer, leaner muscles (less bulk, more freedom of movement)
  • improves postural problems
  • increases core strength, stability and peripheral mobility
  • helps prevent injury
  • enhances functional fitness, ease of movement
  • balances strength & flexibility
  • heightens body awareness
  • no-impact, easy on the joints
  • can be customized to suit everyone from rehab patients to elite athletes
  • complements other methods of exercise
  • improves performance in sports (golf, skiing, skating etc.)
  • improves balance, coordination & circulation

Difference between other exercise
  • Pilates is three-dimensional (i.e. exercises can be performed using all movement planes)
  • spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contraction
  • emphasis on concentric/eccentric contraction for injury prevention
  • Pilates exercise is customizable for special needs
  • Emphasis is placed on rebalancing muscles around the joints
  • Pilates corrects over-training and muscle imbalance that leads to injury
  • Pilates emphasizes balancing strength with flexibility
  • For injury prevention and more efficient movement
  • Leads to an improvement in posture and body awareness
  • Weight training and Pilates can be combined in your fitness program and are a great compliment to each other.
Pilates offerings

Private sessions @
John Garey Fitness & Pilates

"I have trained a wide population of clients, from Olympic gold medal athletes to severe rheumatoid arthritis; from nine year olds to 88 year olds."
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