The focus of this course is about learning the Pilates method. The Pilates method is a complete and thorough program of mental and physical conditioning that offers a different way of thinking about the body. Through practicing the movements you will become more aware of your body and begin to understand your strengths and weaknesses. The movements can be small and therapeutic, designed to help people recovering from injuries, or they can be intensified to challenge even the most seasoned athlete. What makes the Pilates method so attractive is that it is versatile, speaking to all ages and abilities. There are 34 original Pilates movements. Although there are also machine-based routines known as Reformer Pilates, this course will concentrate on matwork. Matwork can be completed in the convenience of home or in a fitness studio.