Think of a tree.  Does it have all its strengths in its limbs? No. The tree is only as strong as its trunk and its roots. Without a strong trunk, the tree would topple over.  It’s the same for human bodies.  Core strength is essential to better posture, flexibility and balance in all aspects of our life.

Known best for strengthening our cores, Pilates also works out our entire body.  Because it focuses on building long lean muscles that are less injury prone than muscles built by traditional weight bearing workouts, Pilates is being used widely by professional athletes and sports teams.  It’s also used as part of the PT process, it is safe yet effective part of physical therapy programs.  And because it creates visible results, celebrities are using Pilates to stay “camera ready”.