and First Pilates
Studio in Santa Barbara, California
•20 plus years experience with specialized
programs for sports & rehabilitation
programs, for pain management & injury rehabilitation
History of Pilates
Joseph Pilates brought his method to The United States, it quickly
gained recognition and devotion from the ballet and dance community.
Martha Graham, "mother of modern dance", was an early
follower of the Pilates Method. She
and many other instrumental leaders recognized that the integrative
strengthening and conditioning provided by the Method could break
the cycle of imbalances and injury common to dancers' demanding
Through Deep Breaths
Tension, Build Resistance to Fatigue
intelligence of the Pilates Method, with its symmetry, fluidity
and precision, enables you to create balance and strength unique
to your body's qualities. Through the efficiency of articulate
movements and basis in core strengthening, the Pilates Method
dynamically creates positive change that translates into all other
areas of your life.
Positive Change in Your Body
on the beach one day, a woman approached me with an effusive compliment.
She asked me what I had done to look so healthy and trim. I turned
to her and said simply: "Body by Astrid." Quality needs
no further explanation.
- Katherine Morrow, Santa Barbara