Learn the techniques of Pilates, a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. Find out how to activate the "powerhouse" muscles and conscious breathing to strengthen, lengthen, and tone the abdomen, pelvic cavity, lower back, glutes, hips, and thighs. Learn how to use concentrated movements of your arms and legs to create long, lean muscles and improve your body's alignment, enhance your balance, and increase muscular control. Therapeutically based, Pilates is ideal for rehabilitating selected injuries. Bring to class a yoga or Pilates mat. A theraband and a soft ball will also be required (instructor will provide information).