The benefits of Pilates

1. Provides whole body fitness

2. Develops core strength – strengthens the deep, core muscles of the pelvic floor, abdomen and back

3. Improves posture – good core strength facilitates good posture and alignment

4. Improves flexibility

5. Helps with weight loss and developing a leaner appearance – Pilates improves muscle tone and helps create long, lean muscles

6. Enhances the connection between body and mind – Pilates focuses on controlled, precise movements.

Pilates is a fitness discipline created in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Combining methods from yoga, gymnastics, self-defence, dance and weight training, Pilates developed his own approach to exercise, first in his native Germany, and later in the UK and New York. Pilates is a whole body fitness system. This ensures participants do not over develop certain muscle groups while neglecting others, as is common with many other forms of exercise. While Pilates focuses on core strength, workouts help develop strength and balanced muscle development across the whole body.