PILATES IMPROVES FLEXIBILITY, INCREASES MUSCLE STRENGTH AND TONE, PARTICULARY OF YOUR ABDOMINAL MUSCLES, LOWER BACK, HIPS AND BUTTOCKS.
Pilates can be an aerobic and non-aerobic form of exercise. It requires concentration and focus, because you move your body through precise ranges of motion. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Each exercise has a prescribed placement, rhythm and breathing pattern.
In Pilates, your muscles are never worked to exhaustion, so there is no sweating or straining, just intense concentration. The workout consists of a variety of exercise sequences that are performed in low repetitions, usually five to ten times, over a session
Pilates improves flexibility, increases muscle strength and tone, particulary of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks