Joseph Pilates presents his method as the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the "powerhouse" and is thought to be the key to a person's stability. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner's specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body adapts itself to the exercises.
Ommi Pipit-Suksun has developed her own unique style combining Pilates and Ballet. In her class we will improve core strength and flexibility with ballet inspired exercises.
Victoria William’s classes focus on challenging overall strength and stability, with an emphasis on everyday body awareness. Equipment such as theraband, small ball, and magic circle may be used as options.
Junghyun Hwang uses the reformer, Pilates Cadillac approach.