Restoring posture and alignment and strengthening muscles.

Pilates is a form of exercise which works on restoring correct posture and alignment (which are under constant attack from our seated, sedentary lifestyles), strengthening the muscles that stabilize the joints, and working particularly strongly on the abdominals and back.

Pilates is named after Joseph Pilates, who developed a series of exercises to help dancers with injuries and muscle imbalances and weaknesses in the 1930s. The movement exercises are very precise, focused and controlled, and performed on an exercise mat in a class context.

CV fitness rating Low
Strength rating Moderate
Flexibility rating High
Challenge rating Moderate
Complexity rating Moderate
Benefits Improved body awareness, relaxation.

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