Skip to main content


Pilates is a low impact exercise system that is designed for all ages and levels of fitness to improve strength, flexibility, posture and coordination.

pilates class in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The 6 principles of Pilates include control, breath, coordination, precision, centering, and concentration; flow can be found in every exercise session. The system engages the mind and body to create body awareness by focusing your attention on each exercise movement. It is designed to optimize muscle strength and fine tune neuromuscular patterns. The system is used for rehabilitation, strength, and flexibility.

Pilates was pioneered by Joseph Pilates in the early 1920’s to improve his own health. It has been adopted around the world to improve physical fitness and longevity in life.

Have you wondered about the difference between Pilates and Yoga?


  • A System
  • Exercises
  • Breath
  • Series of Movements
  • Turn inward, meditative


  • A Practice
  • Asanas
  • Breath
  • Holding Poses
  • Focus on physical health