Pilates is suitable for a wide range of people, from beginners to professional sportspeople, and including pregnant women and seniors. Rather than concentrating upon specific areas, Pilates treats the body as a whole, building up muscle without adding bulk, improving joint mobility and flexibility, and boosting energy levels.

“Everyone benefits from Pilates in their own unique ways, but Pilates offers myriad unchanging, invaluable benefits for everyone, including the following improvements in your physical and mental condition: good circulation; deep, healthy breathing and increased lung capacity; strength and flexibility; healthy bones and joints; improved posture, balance, and coordination; a strong abdomen and a powerful “core”; energy, stamina, and stress relief; reduction of body “aches and pains”; and prevention of reinjury of damaged muscles and joints”

Excerpt From: “The Everything Pilates Book.”