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Benefits of Pilates

Updated: Sep 4, 2022

We know that Pilates strengthens the core, a corset like group of muscles that stabilise the trunk and pelvis. We also teaches good postural habits and healthy movement patterns, helping to reduce the risk of future injuries. Pilates engages the abdominal muscles and lengthens the spine to promote a stronger, more supple back.

But here is a list of just some of the other benefits that participating in Pilates on a regular basis will give you. Ones that you may not have known about


Improved flexibility

Increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body. In Pilates we call this our the Powerhouse)

Balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body

Enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs

Improved stabilisation of your spine

Improved posture

Rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances

Improved physical coordination and balance

Relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back

Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries *

Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries

Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing

Improved concentration

Increased body awareness

Stress management and relaxation.

May help relieve back pain and other niggles you may have *


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*People who have injuries or chronic pain or back pain should initially consult a health professional before starting Pilates


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