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Five reasons to add Pilates to your exercise routine

Carrie Jose

Pilates has been around for about 100 years, and it still amazes me how many people have not heard of this incredible exercise method. It was first created by Joseph Pilates and initially gained popularity among the dance community as a way to recover from and prevent injuries. But you don’t have to be a dancer to practice Pilates — or enjoy the benefits. 

Pilates is a full body strengthening system that emphasizes breath, precision, coordination, and core strength. It helps people connect to their bodies in a way they haven’t been able to achieve with traditional strengthening methods. 

Many people in their  50’s, 60’s, and 70’s love Pilates because it helps them have more energy, better balance, improved strength, and more mobility. It allows them to participate in all the activities they love with more ease – and most importantly – with significantly less risk for injury.