Pilates emphasizes balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient and graceful movement. The core muscles are the deep internal muscles of the abdomen and back. When the core muscles are strong and doing their job, as they are trained to do in Pilates, they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine and movement. This is one of the ways Pilates helps people overcome back pain.
Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Pilates is particularly good for people with poor mobility and back pain.