Joseph Pilates stated, "You are only as old as your spine." His genius method of exercise, which he called Contrology, was developed in the 1920s. It emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness in order to support graceful, efficient movement. The repertoire of over 600 hundred exercises revolve around the principles of centering, breath, concentration, fluidity and control. The precision of the method re-educates neuromuscular patterns in the body to bring alignment to the joints, decompression to the spine, deep core strength, increased body awareness and improved posture. Pilates has proven to be the exercise of choice for dancers, gymnasts and fitness enthusiasts. It develops muscles that are equally strong and flexible. Pilates helps with coordination, balance and endurance. If done correctly it will give you suppleness and natural grace that will be reflected in your every day posture, work and play.