Pilates was founded by the late Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s. He was a gymnast, bodybuilder, boxer and practiced martial arts. He later helped refugees before and after World War 1. Some of the early use of Pilates’s exercise methods included rehabilitation of seriously injured veterans.
STOTT Pilates is the culmination of Joseph Pilates’ original method combined with sports scientists, physiotherapists and exercise professionals.
Pilates is a form of mind and body exercise that focuses on strengthening the deep stabilizing muscles of the body. Joseph Pilates referred to the core stabilizing muscles as the “Powerhouse”, these muscle groups provide structural support and help to give correct body posture.