The Pilates method is a form of exercise that creates strength, flexibility, increased energy, decreased stress, improved posture, increased coordination, stronger bones, greater lung capacity, enhanced stability, and uniformly developed muscles.
Put simply, pilates focuses on movement and breath. Unlike other forms of exercise, pilates does not use weights or excessive repetitions. In fact, most of the movements are typically performed just three to five times.
The Pilates method emphasizes form and breathing to create long, lean muscles. Where other methods equate muscle bulk with strength pilates teaches that muscles should be firm, yet pliable. The Pilates method is about creating strong, healthy bodies that carry us through our day pain and injury free.