What is Pilates?

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a series of exercises created by Joseph Pilates to improve strength, flexibility, control and overall well being. Exercises are either performed using body weight for resistance or on the Pilates equipment – the reformer, trapeze table and chair. Because all exercises can be modified in strength and focus, Pilates can benefit all fitness types. Benefits include an increase in body awareness, better mobility, coordination and prevention of injuries.