Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s. Through specific controlled movements Pilates establishes balance and coordination in the body. Pilates is great for improving strength and flexibility while decreasing stress and toning the entire body. Pilates incorporates a variety of equipment that helps increase the specificity and intensity of each exercise. STOTT Pilates is a contemporary approach to Joseph’s original Pilates method. STOTT Pilates incorporates modern principals of exercise and biomechanics and emphasizes the importance of neutral spine. Pilates is adaptable for each individual, it is suitable for athletes as well as those with injuries or chronic health conditions.