Pilate’s exercises focus on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine. The goal is to achieve a balance of strength and flexibility by working opposing muscle groups. Pilates strengthens the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine which improve your posture, balance and core strength while sculpting your body. It was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. Originally designed as a rehabilitative practice, Joseph Pilates, years ahead of his time, knew that gravity pulls our bodies out of alignment causing muscle imbalances. The Pilates method can correct improper movement habits so that the body learns the right way to perform movement and the right muscle to use. Pilates practitioners experience optimal body functionality both internally and externally while moving through all of life’s activities.