Who is Joseph Pilates?

Joseph Pilates developed his revolutionary exercise program during World War I, when he was a nurse at a prisoner-of-war camp. By experimenting with the springs on hospital beds, Pilates created a system of muscle movement and resistance that helped speed the recovery of injured soldiers.

After the war, Joseph Pilates moved to the United States and devised a series of exercises and training techniques and engineered all the equipment, specifications and tuning required teaching his methods properly. He called this “a complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”

What are the benefits of Pilates?

  • Toning muscles without bulk
  • Improved balance, strength & flexibility
  • Heighten movement awareness
  • Improve your posture
  • Increase core strength and stability
  • Promote recovery from injury and prevent re-injury
  • Reduce stress, relieve tension and boost energy
  • Improve the way your body looks and feels

Who should do Pilates?

Pilates is for everyone: All ages, physical abilities and fitness levels.

At Neurocore, we offer individualized programs for those new to fitness as well as challenging workouts for competitive athletes.  Anyone interested in a unique exercise regime that requires tuning into your body, improving your movement awareness and exploring your movement potential while placing low stress on the body

What educational training do your instructors have?

Our instructors are certified through Stott Pilates or Body Harmonics. All instructors are also Registered Physiotherapists or Physiotherapy Assistants.

Can I do Pilates if I have a disability?

Yes! Joseph Pilates developed hundreds of exercises. Our Certified Instructors and Physiotherapists further personalize repertoires specifically for you.

What equipment is used in Pilates?

  1. Mat work – whereby you are guided through a series of movements and postures using a thick foamy Pilates Mat and additional props as needed.
  2. Reformer & Tower– A movable platform along with adjustable springs and straps allows you to explore Pilates in sitting, standing, laying on your back or stomach. Please refer to Equipment for more detail.
  3. Stability Chair– offers precise activation of muscle groups in multiple postures.
  4. Arc Barrel & Spine Corrector– allows ideal spinal support and is portable for smooth transition to home exercise programs.