Myofascial Release and Pilates

If you come to our studio or have noticed on the site, we offer our clients access to a Physical Therapist, Vitality Physical Therapy, in conjunction with our full Classical Pilates studio of equipment, reformers, chairs and instructors.

Why partner with a physical therapist?

Well for one, we know that  Pilates and other movement forms have the power to heal. Bodywork in terms of physical therapy, practices such as Myofascial Release and even regular massage, work with the body in the same way we do. If a client has structural limitations,

The therapist coaxes release from bound or restricted areas of our body and mind then a Pilates practice gives the client experience in moving with and through these areas with the utmost quality.

The result attained when a client can make use of both modalities is nothing short of miraculous. You can hear the stories of these clients wafting through the studio on transitions between sessions, the bodywork table to the studio space, when clients pass one another and share their own “lightbulb” moments.

History of Joseph Pilates

HISTORY OF JOSEPH PILATES Joseph Pilates was born in a small village near Düsseldorf, Germany in 1883. His father was a prize winning gymnast and his mother was a naturopath. He achieved some success as a boxer, a gymnast, a skier and a diver. During World War I, he...

Pre-Natal Pilates

PRE-NATAL PILATES We are happy to announce an exciting new program coming to the Pilates Center of Pittsburgh: “Prepare the Body™” and “Repair the Body™”a specialization in pre and post-natal body work. Based on conversations with the teachers at the studio, Lesley’s...