Pull out your gym mat and get ready to do a series of movements that will stabilize and strengthen your core.
The exercises are usually done in a specific order, one right after another. The movements have names, such as “The 100,” Criss-Cross,” “Elephant,” and the “Swan.”
The moves may look simple, but they take a lot of precision and control. It’s not like doing a bunch of crunches; there’s a strong emphasis on technique.
You can do Pilates on an exercise mat, either in a class or at home. Or you can go to a gym or studio that has special equipment, a class, or a trainer who can supervise you.
Areas It Targets:
Pilates’ main focus is on the core however, you can expect to see strength gains in your arms and legs. Positions and movements used to activate the core rely on extremities to control &/or apply loads to the core and likewise will benefit from Pilates.