Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Pilates was formed by Joe during the First World War with the intention to improve the rehabilitation programme for casualties.
The core focus of Pilates revolves around keeping the human core musculature strong. This core is what keeps us upright and our spine aligned, working with our balance centre of the brain to prevent any injuries occurring. This is why it’s not only used in the fitness world, but also plays a major role in rehabilitation for someone coming out of an injury or one who wants to keep their core strong as a health initiative. The focus on strengthening the core and improving postural awareness are especially well indicated for the alleviation and prevention of back, neck and joint pain.