WHAT IS PILATES?
According to the Better Health Channel – a website funded by the State Government of Victoria – pilates improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. It consists of moving through a slow series of exercises using abdominal control and proper breathing. Health benefits include improved stabilisation of the spine, improved posture and safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries. Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise but people who have recently had surgery should seek medical advice before embarking on a new program.
Pilates combines stretching and strengthening exercises.