Pilates is a method of training that strengthens your body from the inside out, developing core strength and all the muscles of the torso first. Physiologically this is how the body is designed to work, core muscles contract automatically before we take a step or raise our arm, it’s how the body maintains balance as we flow through life. Pilates helps us to command greater control and balance of these muscles, and by doing so it refines our everyday movements. This is why professional athletes, dancers, and Cirque Du Soleil performers seek out this tried and true method of fitness. Pilates may be executed throughout your lifetime as it is designed to be modified for people with physical disabilities, people who are new to fitness and unfamiliar with their bodies, and all the way to extreme athletes and physique models. If symmetry of the body is what you seek, through healthy and balanced physical exercise; then Pilates is for you.