STRENGTH, ALIGNMENT, AND CONFIDENCE FROM THE INSIDE OUT
A dedicated Pilates instructor and small-business owner, Gia Marakas works privately with clients to minimize pain from past injuries, achieve fitness goals, and discover an ultimate balance. By employing Pilates’s key principles, these sessions will condition your body, sharpen your mind, and elevate your spirit. As Joseph Pilates so aptly put it, “through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, [the] unique trinity of a balanced body, mind, and spirit can ever be attained. Self confidence follows.”
WHAT IS PILATES
Pilates is a body-conditioning method built on strengthening and stretching. Its flowing, varied series of exercises, done on a mat or Pilates apparatus, focus on the body’s powerhouse, which include the abdominals and back. These exercises work wonders, generating results without punishing the body or mind. They tone the body without creating bulky, body-builder musculature; improve posture without corrective braces or spine cracking; and build flexibility without all the painful, boring stretching. By emphasizing core stabilization and a holistic view of the body, Pilates makes you look and feel your best, regardless of your age or physical condition.
"Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase. However, it can be gained through performing the daily exercises of Pilates."
-Joseph H. Pilates