Joseph Pilates’s protégé, Romana Kryzanowska, describes Pilates as “stretch with strength and control”. He called his method “the art of contrology”, and today we call it Pilates. Pilates is a focused and systematic approach to physical fitness that encourages alignment and balance and fosters sound mind, body, and spirit. Students can expect improved coordination, flexibility, and stamina. It is a safe and effective way to increase range of motion, build strength, and prevent injury. Originally, Pilates trained and rehabilitated wounded soldiers, and later artists and athletes learned the discipline to optimize performance. Now, many people practice Pilates to improve posture, tone muscle, and manage daily aches and pains associated with aging. A traditional Pilates studio is equipped with specialized apparatuses to accommodate individual needs. A classically trained instructor has the knowledge and experience, acquired from an extensive apprenticeship with first-generation teachers, to carry on Joseph Pilates’s techniques. As he said, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness”. Also, Pilates is for everyone.
M2M Studio is located at 3826 S. New Hope Road, Suite 7, is fully-equipped and provides certified instruction in the traditional Pilates method. Private, semi-private, and group sessions are available by appointment to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Contact Owner/Instructor Megan Moose or visit the M2M website for additional details.