Pilates was originally developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates who called his methodology “Contrology”.  Since Joseph Pilates, his exercises have evolved through the teachings of various training centers.  Alyssa was trained by Polestar Pilates. 

Pilates is a method of body conditioning that helps build flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, and mind-body awareness.  It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates equipment allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced.  

Pilates is used to enhance injury rehabilitation, prevent injury, improve sports performance, and improve posture and mobility.  Pilates exercises can be done on the mat as well as on various equipment common to most pilates studios.   At On the Move we incorporate exercises on the pilates reformer, wall unit, core align, ladder barrel, chair and various specialized pieces of equipment that specifically address the needs of athletes and dancers.