Gary Davis first envisioned a Pilates Studio in the capital city in 2001, while vacationing in the foothills of Tuscany. Through the influence of his brother in-law, Pierre Etienne Liechti, a physical therapist and committed believer in the superiority of the Pilates method, Gary encountered the exercise that he would practice for the rest of his life.
Having spent countless hours testing out the newest forms and fads of exercise, often without credibility and proof of actual benefit, Gary appreciated that the Pilates method was founded on anatomy, physiology and kinesiology.
In the first half of the 20th century, ahead of his time, Joseph H. Pilates developed this simple yet profound way of taking care of one’s body. Professionals, including athletes and dancers, whose livelihoods demand healthy physiques, have successfully relied on this method for over 70 years.
The Pilates Studio opened in Columbia in the summer of 2005 with the intent of helping its customers attain results. Its goal is to help meet specific needs based on a consistent flow of proper movements for the entire body. In Joseph’s words, A few well designed movements, properly designed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortions.
The Pilates Studio offers a safe, intelligent alternative that counteracts self-induced stress caused by years of incorrect and damaging forms of exercise or work related wear and tear. Satisfied clients, from beginners to advanced, benefit from qualified instructors who have years of training and experience and delight in providing personal, caring and knowledgeable service.
“With two convenient locations in Columbia, we encourage you get to know us,” Gary says. “Read the testimonies of some of our satisfied customers at www.thepilatesstudiocolumbia.com and on Facebook.”
In 10 sessions you feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, and in 30 you will be on your way to having a whole new body.
-Joseph H. Pilates