Simply Pilates was founded by Alison Percic and Sandra Percic in 2002. It is a classical Pilates studio, which means it aims to preserve the principles of Joseph Pilates, and to teach them with the utmost integrity.
The Pilates method is a fitness movement system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. This unique classical or authentic system comprises of over 500 specific body conditioning exercises. It was designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor itself, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds.
Joseph Pilates called his exercise method the Art of Contrology, highlighting the way the method encourages the use of the mind to control the muscles.
Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing; Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, and coordination – both muscular and mental – are key components in an effective Pilates program. Posture, balance and core strength are all significantly increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity spills over into other areas of one’s life.
The Simply Pilates Promise
Simply Pilates exists to benefit and energize everyone it touches. Everything we do is inspired by our enduring mission – to strengthen and invigorate people, in body, mind and spirit.
Simply Pilates means quality. We are committed to creating a caring, upscale and professional environment. As a company we value integrity, openness, personal excellence and above all a passion for Pilates.
Our reputation is built upon quality and a genuine aspiration to benefit people’s physical health and spiritual well being.
The Simply Pilates Difference
We at Simply Pilates are committed to a Classical or Authentic approach to teaching, which is fitness based, systematic and integrated. We are dedicated to maintaining the original integrity of Joseph Pilates’ work by providing tools for students to understand and practice the Pilates principles.
Simply Pilates teaches Pilates in its original form – with minor changes that reflect the advancement of scientific understanding of the human body. Exercises are linked by transitions to flow seamlessly. There is a focus on flow, thereby developing endurance and stamina.
Pilates is taught as a movement system linked intelligently with purpose. Each exercise is taught with a unique and dynamic rhythm.
Authentic or Classical Pilates can be practiced by everyone, from the de-conditioned to the elite athlete.
‘It was conceived to limber and stretch muscles and ligaments so that your body will be as supple as that of a cat…’ – Joseph Pilates