Joseph Pilates  NEW YORK - OCTOBER 1961: Joe Pilates, Inventor, physical fitness guru and founder of the Pilates exercise method instructs a client on the Cadillac and works her through an exercise routine in his 8th Avenue studio on October 4, 1961 in New York City, New York. (Photo by I.C. Rapoport/Getty Images)

Joseph Pilates

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 1961: Joe Pilates, Inventor, physical fitness guru and founder of the Pilates exercise method instructs a client on the Cadillac and works her through an exercise routine in his 8th Avenue studio on October 4, 1961 in New York City, New York. (Photo by I.C. Rapoport/Getty Images)

 Pilates is a form of total body conditioning that is accessible to people of all ages and levels of fitness. Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates as a means of physical workout and total body healing. The six core principles of Pilates are concentration, control, centering, flow, precision and breathing and are integral components of each Pilates session. The principles work synergistically to heal the body, and restore a mind/body connection. Pilates exercises strengthen muscles by lengthening and toning rather than creating bulk and are performed either on mats or utilizing specialized apparatus. At Westside Pilates your instructor will tailor the exercises specifically to your needs and physical conditions.