Welcome to Art of Fitness

556 A Clearwater/Largo Rd.
Largo, FL 33770

What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise method based on the work of Joseph Pilates. Its focus is on strengthening the “powerhouse” (abs and buttocks) to execute the exercises which are designed to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and improve posture. The method involves concentration and the coordination of breath and movement, thereby helping to balance mind and body.

The Pilates (PE-LAH-TEES) Method is a body conditioning technique which was originated by Joseph Pilates in the early 1920’s. This therapeutic method consists of a series of exercises which can be done on the floor or on a variety of specially designed equipment. Pilates is more than an exercise however. It’s a series of precisely controlled movements designed to engage both mind and body.

The balance between mind and body is meant to promote physical harmony and conditioning for people of all ages. Pilates is an invigorating exercise that leaves you feeling refreshed and in
harmony with your body. Call Art of Fitness today to get started!

“I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.”

– Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86

More Pilates sites of interest:

  • General interest
  • Pilates programming for studios and clubs
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Dance medicine and sports medicine
  • Athletic training and conditioning
  • Theses and dissertations
The Art of Fitness Pilates Studio of Largo / Clearwater – serving the Greater Tampa Bay Area
(727) 585-2093

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