Pilates and Ron Fletcher Work
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What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise and movement repatterning created during World War I by Joseph
and Clara Pilates.
Named "Contrology" by its creator, Pilates created a Method to work with all body types, abilities
and disabilities. The Pilates Method focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and the mind / body
After Joe's death in 1967, his wife Clara continued to teach Pilates to people including Ron
Fletcher. After her death in 1977, the students of Joe and Clara such as Eve Gentry, Kathy Grant
and Ron Fletcher continued to evolve the Method based on its original principles: Breath, Control,
Concentration, Centering, Precision, and Flowing Movement.
Pilates focuses on working the smaller muscles and not just the larger, more superficial muscles to
create a uniformly developed, lean body.
There are different lineages of Pilates' work, one of which is the Ron Fletcher Work. ITM
specializes in the Fletcher Pilates.
What will Pilates help me with?
~ Getting into shape
~ Rehabilitation of sprains/strains
~ Sports performance enhancement
~ Arthritic pain relief
~ Muscle balance, strength, and flexibility
~ Body awareness
~ Relief from chronic pain
~ Regaining and keeping full range
~ Improving bone density
~ Decompression of spine
~ Improved lung capacity
Pilates is very helpful in all stages of
pregnancy, but is not recommended
to be started AFTER becoming
pregnant. Doctor approval
ITM travels to different studios throughout the US to teach intensive movement workshops for teachers and students.
If you are interested in having ITM present a workshop at your studio contact us.
ITM periodically offers 2 day Teacher Workshops on such topics as Spinal Mechanics and the Mat, High Barrel and
Spine Corrector and Teacher movement weekends.
Contact the studio for the schedule of upcoming workshops.