What is Pilates?

Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.
— Joseph Pilates

At Pendleton Pilates, our work with our clients begins with the fundamental principles of Pilates. Once these are understood, the work becomes incredibly efficient and profoundly effective.

Each exercise, whether on the mat or a piece of equipment, is simply a choreographed sequence designed to put the body in motion while maintaining an intense focus on the core. Once a client truly grasps the Principles of Pilates, there is no such thing as a "beginner" workout.
We have integrated our understanding of the Ron Fletcher Method, particularly in the breath work, quadrants, magnets and foot centers, and combined it with some of our own concepts and cues to convey these fairly advanced body work principles in an easy-to-understand manner.