Pilates works mainly on your core which includes your abdominal area and your spinal area. This is why this class can be extremely beneficial for people who suffer from lower back pain. Other areas of your body that are strengthened and toned through Pilates include your legs, especially your upper thighs, and your buttocks.
Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates also focuses on the mind-body connection—while doing the various exercises your mind needs to be constantly aware of your breathing and the way your body moves.
- Good posture
- Muscle tone through the core of the body
- Flat abdominal muscles
- Improves your balance, flexibility and strength
- Reduces stress
- Relieve tension in your shoulders, back and legs
- Boosts your body's natural ability to burn fat