Strength and body control
Pilates intensively trains the deepest muscle layers with a focus on your core. The systematic full-body workout strengthens your pelvic floor as well as your abs and back muscles, also incorporating breathing techniques. Slow, flowing, precise movements will help you on your way to an upright posture, a slim physique and a flat stomach.
Pilates was originally developed as an integrated physical training regime for soldiers interned during the First World War. The inventor? Joseph Hubertus Pilates. The German emigrant was detained in a British internment camp at the start of the First World War. Good physical fitness, a robust constitution and healthy posture were important to him, and so he developed the concept of Pilates while trapped behind the walls.