Evidence-based Pilates movements lengthen and stretch all the major muscle groups in the body improving flexibility, balance and body awareness. But, "true flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed." - J. Pilates
A typical Pilates workout increases muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks and gives you balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body.
The health benefits of regular Pilates sessions may include lowering blood pressure, improved circulation, increased focus & concentration, ease of movement and a sense of well-being.
Each exercise is performed using proper, deep-breathing techniques and abdominal muscle control which increase lung capacity, circulation and helps to cleanse the body of toxins through the lymphatic system.
Pilates workouts include exercises which relax your shoulders, neck and upper back. With enhanced muscular control, improved bone density and increased body awareness, your posture improves.
In Pilates, your muscles are never worked to exhaustion. Consisting of a variety of exercises with fewer repetitions, Pilates is a safe rehabilitation regimen for joint or spinal injuries and prevents musculoskeletal injuries.