Pilates is a method of exercise that helps you consistently move better and feel better in your life by emphasizing proper postural alignment, strengthening your core, and improving your balance. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the method in the 1920s.
Within a Pilates routine, you will be doing exercises that will stretch you, increase your flexibility as well as promote core strength and stability, muscle control, and endurance.
Pilates is instrumental in pre- or post-surgery and most definitely in physical rehabilitation. Athletes mix Pilates into their fitness programs as the emphasis on breathing, core fundamentals, and stretching benefit their individual sports.