Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany. The program focuses on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine. By correcting posture, Pilates can strengthen your body against future injuries.
The primary focus of pilates is to improve / focus on the following 8 areas:
- Strength & Flexibility
- Coordination & Balance
- Stamina & Endurance
- Weight Loss
- Muscle Tone & Respiratory Strength
- Respiratory Strength & Endurance
- Posture & Alignment
- Ability to Handle Stress
Pilates not only engages the mind and the body to provide a full body workout, but with regular workouts, user's see dramatic results in the 8 areas mentioned above in a much shorter period of time than that of regular exercise.