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Pilates - Beautify the Body, Mind & Soul

Use Pilates to care for your mental health.

The Science Behind Pilates Mindfulness

Joseph H. Pilates, the creator of The Pilates Method, was adamant that Pilates is much more than just another work-out.

It is the MIND that is required for a well-executed Pilates practice, and it is the MIND (along with the body) that benefits.

Mental Concentration

“Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits… “ - Joseph Pilates

Mental Benefit

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” - Joseph Pilates

Science Has Caught Up to Joseph

In a meta-analysis trial of Pilates effects on mental health on February 13, 2018: “Pilates resulted in significant, large, heterogeneous reductions in: - depressive and anxiety symptoms - feelings of fatigue - and increases feeling of energy” Other studies involving Pilates found similar results: - “analyses showed that there were statistically meaningful differences in the Beck Depression Scalea study on psychosocial factors of heathy women

- “… positive significant changes were found in parameters such as life satisfaction, the perception of acceptance by other people, physical appearance perception, and functionality perception.” A systematic review of the effects of pilates method of exercise in healthy people

- In a study by Leopoldino and colleagues on sedentary individuals, “the effects of the Pilates Mat work method on sleep quality and quality of life were examined. When sleep quality and quality of life levels were compared before and after the study, significant improvements were found”.

Improve your quality of life with quality movement through Pilates.

The Science Is In The Practice!

As with almost anything, the knowledge does not transform into the benefit until YOU practice it. Common feedback from CoeDynamics Pilates clients, men and women, in private and group sessions at the Redondo Beach studio or online frequently involves a mental satisfaction

“more energized”

“less anxious”

“I feel much better”

“new or more awareness"

“I needed this"

… the list is quite endless and at the same time so unique.

Movement can help those struggling with mental health issues.

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. There are many layers to depression and many ways to confront it. Tradition and science both tell us that movement is not just good for the body, but essential for the mind as well.

Our wish for you is that movement may be a part of your mental, physical and spiritual health. We hope you will impart this wisdom and encourage the young people in your influence to use movement as a way to increase their overall well-being.

“It is better to be tired from physical exertion than to be fatigued by the ‘poisons’ generated by nervousness while lying awake.”

— Joseph Pilates


Tracy Coe, CPT-PMA, C-QRA Functional Health & Nutrition Practitioner CoeDynamics


Tracy Coe is a certified QRA functional health and nutrition practitioner who’s passion is to support the community in educating and providing professional documented and researched options of whole foods, cleansing, and toxicity prevention to support short/long term health and vitality for the individual and family. For more information email or call 424.903.3104

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