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Pilates Lifestyle

Pilates is an amazing form of exercise that, when incorporated in your daily life, can have a profound effect on your lifestyle.

Pilates is a method of movement that has the following benefits:

  1. Improves strength
  2. Improves flexibility
  3. Heightens posture awareness
  4. Enhances ones ability to focus and concentrate at the task at hand.
  5. Improves ability to relax


The basic principles of Pilates include:

  1. Concentration
  2. Breathing
  3. Control
  4. Centering
  5. Precision (to move with precision)
  6. Rhythm and Flow (to move in a fluid manner)
  7. Relaxation


Master the Essence of Pilates

When Pilates is practiced on a regular basis (3-5 times per week), you will begin to master the essence of these Pilates principles, not only in your classes but also in your lifestyle.

For example, by learning to concentrate in Pilates, this will give you a greater ability to concentrate at work or home when stress levels may be high.

Learning to breathe properly in Pilates can improve your lung capacity when you are running or participating in a Zumba class.  The breath can also be used to help calm yourself in times of turmoil.

At ABS Pilates in Columbus, Ohio, Amanda Smith makes sure she teaches you all the fundamentals of Pilates.  She tells you why you are doing each exercise.  How it benefits you.  How to perform each exercise safely and completely in order to receive the full benefit of the class.  She will talk about how these simple movements make all the other activities of your day stronger and better.

ABS Pilates in Columbus, Ohio offers group Pilates classes on both the Reformer and the Tower.  There are also private and semi-private classes each day for those who need a little extra attention.

Remember, when you practice Pilates regularly, you will begin to see how it improves your overall lifestyle.  You will like how you feel after each class.  This may encourage you to make better food choices and allow you be live a more active lifestyle.  Your aches and pains will be less, thereby allowing you to move more at home.  You will begin to witness how Pilates changes how you look and feel.  And this may lead to you appreciating the amazing abilities your body has when you take care of it like you should.

Contact ABS Pilates of Columbus, Ohio today and begin taking those steps toward living a fuller, healthier life.





Amanda Smith - Licensed Physical Therapist, certified Pilates instructor, ACE certified Group Exercise Instructor, ACE certified Health Coach, Certified McKenzie Therapist. Ready to help you become stronger and healthier in a safe, fun and holistic manner.