6. Improves Posture
Good posture is a reflection good alignment supported by a strong core. It is a position from which one can move freely. Starting with Pilates movement fundamentals and moving through mat and equipment exercises, Pilates trains the body to express itself with strength and harmony. You can see this in the beautiful posture of those who practice Pilates.
As a Pilates instructor, I am often asked if I am a dancer. Although there are moments when I want to say ‘why yes, I have been for 15 years’ the truth is I have no dance background at all. But the fact that people think of Ballet dancers when they see someone who practices Pilates is a testament to the postural benefits of the discipline!