Pilates is a mind-body approach to strengthen and stretch the core muscle groups. In addition to toning abdominal, it promotes overall body fitness and well-being. Pilates enhances balance and coordination, reduces joint stress resulting in long, lean, strong but flexible muscles.

It's actually an accessible way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s.

A Pilates routine generally includes exercises that promote core strength and stability, muscle control and endurance, including exercises that stress proper posture and movement patterns and balanced flexibility and strength.