Pilates (pronounced: puh-lah-teez) improves your mental and physical well-being, increases flexibility, and strengthens muscles.
Pilates uses controlled movements in the form of mat exercises or equipment to tone and strengthen the body. For decades, it's been the exercise of choice for dancers and gymnasts (and now Hollywood actors).
Pilates focuses on abdominal muscles, that creates a strong core physique and seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk.
People who do pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.
Each exercise is performed with relatively few repetitions and the student is urged to pay heightened attention to proper form and active breathing.