Pilates is a low-impact, full-body exercise that strengthens muscles and increases flexibility. Rather than focus on achieving more reps, Pilates is all about controlling the muscles and movement of the body. Pilates has been growing in popularity as more people become aware of the incredible benefits of this unique form of exercise.
There are typically two types of Pilates workouts: mat and reformer. Pilates Mat may incorporate other equipment, such as a foam roller, as shown in this month’s teaching tip. In this video, Tina Mcalpine demonstrates a basic Pilates foam roller exercise with add-ons to increase the difficulty.