Why Brooklyn Pilates?

Hanging from the Fussy

Lou in her studio stretching on the Cadilac

At the Body in Balance™ Pilates Studio in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn our Personal Pilates  classes focus on improving flexibility, strength, balance correcting bad postures and overall health. Short muscles get longer and weak muscles get stronger, without building bulk. Your spine and muscles will enjoy a sense of flexible freedom, comfort and length right after your first Pilates session. You will also become more aware of your body, dramatically improving your posture, releasing neck, shoulder and back pain and tightness with coordination and core awareness.

Unlike traditional exercises which tends to overload the large muscles in the body, Pilates enables you to strengthen smaller muscles to support your movement and create your Body in Balance™, which stems from your abdominal muscles.

Joe Pilates teaching the Hundred for bedridden activities

Joe Pilates teaching the Hundred for bedridden activities

Pilates enables you to use your own resistance and strength with fewer more precise fluid movements. Since Pilates requires concentration and proper form on each exercise, the Pilates Method becomes a total mind/body experience, with mental health advantages as well.

“It’s the mind itself which shapes the body.” ~ Joseph Pilates

Joseph H. Pilates designed his series of controlled exercises, engaging the body and mind, for the floor and on specifically designed exercise apparatus. While rehabilitating disabled people during World War I… Joseph Pilates began to create his exercise regime that he is famous for today. He attached springs to hospital beds to provide resistance which helped the patients regain back their strength and flexibility.

His work quickly gained popularity with dance legends such as Martha Graham, Balachaine, Alvin Ailey and many others. Although the Fitness Industry and Medical Profession took a long time to finally recognize the benefits of this amazing discipline, many dancers have considered Pilates an integral part of their training for many years. Lou was fortunate to learn dance and fitness in Los Angeles where many of her teachers incorporated  the Pilates Method in their group classes and their personal training classes.


A much younger Joe…Fabulous Balance on moving Reformer

Joseph Pilates demonstrates the one leg rowing series on the Pilates Reformer. To be able to execute this kind of exercise on a moving Reformer bed you would need balance, control , strength and strong core muscles, which you will be able to achieve after training with Lou. Once you find and understand  the power house of your body you will achieve movements that you never thought possible. Core Core and More Core.

Pilates can be used for general maintenance, weight loss, cross training, injury rehabilitation and prevention of osteoporosis. Besides all the obvious physical fitness benefits, your quality of life will improve, and you’ll live a long, happy and healthy life.

So if you’re fortunate enough to live in the Downtown Brooklyn area and would like to learn Pilates the proper way..Lou is one of the best choices you can make. Life is short and you should be living your best life. Age is just a number when you’re healthy and strong. Make an appointment today to Change Your Life!


Lou and Dakota at Pier 5,  Brooklyn Bridge Park teaching her “Sunset Pilates Class”

Joseph Pilates also called the Pilates Method, Contrology, which develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.” ~ Joseph Pilates

Spaces are limited so call today and start benefiting right after your first session!

Convenient to Boerum Hill Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, Red Hook Brooklyn, Dumbo and Vinegar Hill Brooklyn and even Park Slope and Prospect Park Brooklyn.

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