Pilates is a long established exercise system aimed at strengthening the body’s core while toning all muscles and improving overall flexibility. The benefits of Pilates are well documented in research, particularly for back pain and stiffness.
Pilates is essentially a form of movement reeducation, concentrating on how to move correctly regardless of fitness level, age or ability. There is a strong emphasis on an inward focus and control of the breath but it is definitely not yoga. You will get warm and you will puff .
All classes start on a mat but end in standing so, as long as you can get down onto a mat, you too can enjoy Pilates and experience all of its benefits.