Bringing Pilates to the work place.

It's true! Stress-related injuries and illnesses are increasing at an alarming rate.

Why? One reason is the increasing average workweek from 40 to 50 hours, or more. The average employee is assuming more and more responsibilities, while dealing with unprecedented challenges. All of this creates an alarming amount of stress on American workers.

The core conditioning exercises that define Pilates, will strengthen the muscles that support good posture. They will simultaneously restore flexibility and joint mobility.

All tension, both physical and mental, is stored somewhere in the body and true stress reduction is a matter of discovering how to release that tension on both levels.

Pilates programs directly address tension in both the body and the mind. Our classes remove stress from both sources since tension in one area has a direct effect on the other.

Pilates can help!

How? We specialize in combating stress with our customized corporate and organizational Pilates programs. Pilates training strengthens the core of the body- the deep abdominal muscles, the muscles surrounding the spine, and the buttock muscles. In Pilates, these muscle groups are referred to as the ‘Powerhouse? Strengthening the ‘Powerhouse? improves posture, which makes it a perfect training for anyone who has to sit at a desk all day.

Pilates' exercises strike a balance between strength and flexibility, dramatically reducing the potential for injury. Pilates' exercises also have positive effects on the nervous system, reducing headaches and overall mental tension. Unlike some other exercise routines, Pilates is low impact, improves strength and flexibility, builds concentration, and reduces mental and physical stress. In addition, Pilates is known to eradicate fatigue and generate energy, leading to increased productivity and morale.

Pilates' exercises are simple and can be modified for different skill levels - perfect for the office environment! With its stress reduction benefits and low cost of implementation, a corporate Pilates Program can have an overall positive effect on the entire office environment.

While most stress management workshops just talk about how to deal with stress, our Pilates programs get results. Your employees will learn proven techniques that have immediate and lasting results, both mentally and physically.

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