Pilates is a a hard-hitting, total body workout. It urges you to focus on body awareness in every day movements that help build a stronger core, improve range of motion, flexibility, posture and creates strong lean muscles.
One great benefit of Pilates is that it reduces your risk of injury. Many top athletes and celebrities incorporate Pilates into their daily workout routines to rehabilitate their muscles and improve overall health.
Pilates was developed in the early 1900s by Joseph Pilates from Germany, where he worked as a circus performer and boxer. While placed in an internment camp during the outbreak of WW1, Joseph Pilates created floor exercises that later developed into Mat Pilates as we know it today. His goal was to develop a system of exercises that would strengthen the mind and body.