Pilates is a system of exercises that was created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. It is based upon six principles: concentration, control, center, flow, precision and breathing. When practiced regularly, Pilates can help you:

  • Lengthen and strengthen muscles
  • Tighten your midsection
  • Correct poor or abnormal posture
  • Increase bone density with resistance training
  • Recover from injuries quickly
  • Rehabilitate after joint surgery, especially when combined with physical therapy
  • Tone up after pregnancy