What is Pilates?
Pilates is an anaerobic form of holistic exercise designed by Joseph
H. Pilates (1880-1968), to strengthen, lengthen, and balance the body. It focuses on breath, core strength, joint stabilization, and coordination. Pilates is not about tiresome repetitions. These gentle exercises are to be performed precisely and slowly with fewer repetitions (generally maximum 10). This gives more biofeedback to let your brain recognize the honest movement of the muscles that are firing or not.
Pilates has many benefits, such as: improved posture; strengthening without building bulk; slimming down and toning up; feeling energized; overcoming injury; improving flexibility and movement; and feeling better in our own bodies.
Honest Movement Pilates opened in April '05 as the first fully equipped Pilates studio in Issaquah. We are proudly STOTT PILATES® or certified. All of our equipment is top quality STOTT PILATES®.
We are excited to help clients gain strength and improve their quality of life. We have experience helping clients with various body characteristics including scoliosis, pre-natal, post-natal, osteo arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint replacement surgery, postural related pain, low back pain, and much more. Our clients feel better and get more enjoyment from activities such as Golf, Ski Conditioning, Racquet sports, Dance, etc. through strengthening key muscle groups and improving body awareness. We love what we do and we'd love to share our knowledge with you!