Pilates (pronounced Pi-LAH-teez) is a system of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates that strengthens the body’s inner core while increasing its flexibility resulting in improved overall health.
In addition, other benefits to practicing Pilates include:
- longer, leaner muscles
- injury prevention
- relief from stress and back pain
- enhanced athletic performance
- heightened mind-body awareness
One can practice Pilates on a mat or on specially designed equipment. Anyone can take and benefit from Pilates. There are several modifications available to fit most participants’ needs.