Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, flexibility, muscle strength and posture. The Pilates workout system is named after its inventor, Joseph Pilates, a former carpenter and gymnast who invented the exercise for injured dancers. Pilates teaches you how to strengthen the mind-body connection and is a method of exercising that strengthens and stretches all the main muscle groups in the body in a balanced way.
Pilates is suitable for all levels of fitness. The slow, controlled movements allow for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced.
Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
By practising Pilates regularly, you can achieve a number of health benefits, including:
Improved core strength and stability.
Improved posture and balance.
Prevention and treatment of back pain.