How is pilates different from other forms of exercise?

Pilates is intelligent exercise with profound results. It is mind and body conditioning with a repertoire of more than 500 systematic exercises that work the body gently but effectively. Pilates addresses the needs of everyone spanning from post-rehabilitation to the elite athlete. Pilates emphasizes concentration, control, centering, breathing, flow, and precision. Moving slowly, the focus is on quality, not quantity. The abdominal muscles, lower back, and buttocks serve as the center of all movement, allowing the rest of the body to move freely. This focus on core stabilization creates a stronger body from the inside out. The balance between strength and flexibility creates a healthy, vigorous, and symmetrical workout for all muscle groups resulting in a leaner, more balanced, and stronger body.