The Pilates style of exercising was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It is yoga-based from the fact that Pilates believed the mind and body are interrelated. It is also a lot like yoga in that it requires an intense focus on breathing and doing each exercise correctly.
The health benefits of Pilates are substantial because this low-impact method of exercising (that almost anyone can do), focuses on building core strength. A typical routine usually involves doing 25 to 50 repetitive strength training moves. While some routines use specialized equipment to add resistance to its exercises, many routines are performed on a mat […]