What is Pilates?
Pilates is a mind-body movement practice developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It can be done either on a mat or on one of the many pieces of special equipment designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture and awareness. Pilates is an adaptable practice and can be modified to suit a range of levels. It can be gentle and therapeutic or more strenuous depending on each student.
Benefits of Pilates
- Improve posture and alignment
- Increase strength and flexibility
- Enhance mind-body awareness
- Alleviate back pain
- Relieve stress
- Prevent and help rehabilitate injuries
Here are some wonderful online resources where you can learn more about the history of Pilates and its benefits: