Pilates Benefits

What is Pilates and Benefits

Pilates focuses on building your body's core strength and improving your posture through a series of low repetition low impact stretching and conditioning exercises.

By improving the functioning of these muscles, the individual has what is known as “core strength”. By core strength, we are talking about your back, abdominal and pelvic muscles.  The aim of Pilates is by targeting specific muscles that improve posture. There are a number of core principles behind these exercises:


  • relaxation
  • concentration
  • body alignment
  • control
  • routine
  • breathing control
  • coordination
  • smoothness of movement
  • stamina


Why is Pilates so beneficial?
Firstly, Pilates strengthens the core of the body. It works the muscles in the back, tummy and posture. You will be more stable when standing, walking and sitting, you will also have better posture when your core muscles are strengthened; and of course a strong core results in a smooth, toned tummy!


  • Flatter stomach and trimmer waist through the creation of a natural girdle of strength
  • Greater strength and muscle tone
  • Improved flexibility
  • Make you feel mentally and physically rejuvenated relieving stress and tension
  • Reduce back, joint and muscular pain
  • Increased joint mobility
  • More efficient respiratory, lymphatic and circulatory systems
  • Correct breathing techniques
  • Improve posture and abdominal control
  • Prevent and rehabilitate injury
  • Re-shape your body making it longer, leaner and more toned
  • Eliminate bad postural habits
  • Lower stress levels


Today, most people focus on the mat exercises, which require only a floor mat and training. These exercises are designed so that your body uses its own weight as resistance. Postions can vary from supine, prone, seated and quadruped.