Pilates is the latest craze to sweep the nation in the quest for weight loss and to tone up. Similar to Yoga in some respects, Pilates, offers a total body work out that can lead to flatter ads, more flexibility and toned muscles
Pilates concentrates on improving core strength. Pilates uses traditional methods of core-centred training and combines these with new techniques.
Pilates is often practised using an exercise mat but exercise balls or sculpting bands are sometimes used.
You can learn how to do Pilates through many books and videos which you can buy in high street stores or by joining a Pilates class at a local gym. As Pilates becomes increasingly popular these courses and their demand for Pilates courses is growing.