The Seven Principles of Pilates



All exercises are done with a rhythm and a dynamic, connecting heartbeat and respiration in perfectly timed breathing.


All work is controlled through the center, or "powerhouse." All exercises are done with proper alignment to maintain balance in the body.


You will learn how to move your body with the precise balance required for the equipment you’re using to have a safe and effective workout.


When performing the exercises properly, you are in control of all of the movement of your body. Habit does not guide the execution of the exercises.


All exercises on a Pilates apparatus require coordination to be perfectly executed.


All exercises are performed with a clear structure and precise form. The work emphasizes quality, not quantity in order to reach the full benefit of each exercise.


The full workout is designed for one exercise to flow naturally into the next. There is a minimum of movement between exercises to create a maximum flow.