Pilates involves using the mind to control the body’s muscles. The purpose of Pilates is to strengthen and align the muscles that support the spine, and to achieve proper breathing.
A healthy spine is the key to fitness. The Pilates Method is based on the principles of centring, control, concentration, flow of movement, breath, and precision. The benefits of Pilates are an aligned body posture, core strength (abdominals and back muscles), muscle elasticity and greater joint mobility.
As Joseph Pilates himself used to say, “You are as young as your spine is.”