jWinters Pilates is a classical Pilates studio in Amarillo, Texas, offering private & duet classes.
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Sessions are taught on traditional Pilates apparatus based upon the classical method of Joseph Pilates.
Whether you're a beginner looking to revamp your workout,
or a veteran aiming to advance to the next skill level,
we offer a variety of classes to suit your level of expertise and lifestyle.
"A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion."
-Joseph H. Pilates, creator
The Pilates system of exercise was developed in the 1920's by creator, Joseph H. Pilates.
Originally dubbed "Contrology" by Pilates, this method of exercise is designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. The focus is on improving health and vitality through better posture, body mechanics, correct breathing, and spinal flexibility.
A century ago, Pilates engineered the equipment, specifications, and tuning required to teach the exercises now referred to as "Pilates."
There is no question that the original approach can work wonders when facilitated by a qualified instructor who understands how to tailor a Pilates workout suited to your body and capabilities. When executed correctly, this method of exercise is proven to make you look, feel, and move better.
There is only one type of Pilates--that which originated from the teachings of Joesph and Clara Pilates. There are other varieties out there; fusions and combinations of exercises done on Pilates apparatus, so the term gets thrown about a bit. At jWinters Pilates, the classical version is taught on classical apparatus.