Pilates was invented by Joseph H. Pilates to strengthen and enhance the major muscle of the body. Pilates guards against unnecessary pounding or throbbing of the heart, muscle groups, joints and tissue.
Pilates also increases your flexibility while focusing on the CORE (stomach, buttocks and back.) Pilates is also designed to create a much stronger spine. Your posture will improve by working the connective tissue and stabilize muscles in between your major muscle groups establishing thru Mind, Muscle, Spirit connection that Joseph Pilates called 'Contrology'. Pilates will teach you how to breathe correctly which simultaneously reduces heart strain, purifies the blood, and develops the lungs. The method of Pilates exercises build a sturdy body and sound mind designed to allow you to perform every daily task with ease and perfection as well to provide tremendous reserve energy for sports, recreation and everyday activities. Pilates is by far the most effective and safe exercise method created by Mr Joseph H. Pilates.
You will not only look better doing Pilates but also feel wonderful.