What are “Pilates”? And, where should I start?

Question by Miss J: What are “Pilates”? And, where should I start?
Have heard alot of people are doing this now. What is it??? Only know it’s some kind of exercise that I’ve heard is good for the mind and body. Does it take alot of energy?? I’m not in the best shape or health, right now

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Answer by Megan Clark
Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.

Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in the country.
It seems like everyone is either doing Pilates, or interested in starting a Pilates exercise program. Indeed, one of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, women rebounding from pregnancy, and people who at various stages of physical rehabilitation.
Read: Who Does Pilates?

The top benefits doing of Pilates exercise that people report are that they become stronger, longer, leaner, and more able to do anything with grace and ease.

Find classes at a local YMCA or search for places online.

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