Pilates emphasizes your body’s core — the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner/outer thigh and gluteals. It focuses on strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture. It also has a much lower chance of injury than with other forms of exercise.
Pilates moves require you to engage virtually your whole body. At times, you may try to strengthen one muscle while stretching another. In a 1:1 environment it is ideal for both beginners who wish to learn the system prior to joining a general level class or for an advanced pupil who wishes to refine and improve their current levels of pilates fitness.