Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, coordination – both muscular and mental, are key components in an effective Pilates program.
Posture, balance, and core strength are all greatly increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time.
Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity spills over into other areas of one’s life. It is regularly used for a wide range of goals from fitness to rehabilitation, for golf swings, dance training and throughout pregnancy.