The Top Benefits of Pilates

by | Sep 20, 2021 | The Rubin Chiropractic Health Center Blog

Pilates is a method of exercise performed on a mat or equipment. It involves repetitive exercises that center around the core to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. Created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, Pilates has become one of the most popular exercise methods for strengthening, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. 

There are several benefits of taking up Pilates to improve your physical fitness. These benefits include:

The Development of Lean Muscles

Pilates is centered around core strength and proper alignment. Its full-body approach leads to the development of long, lean, and balanced muscles. Unlike other types of exercise, such as weight lifting, Pilates incorporates the full body in its exercises, which prevents bulky muscles in isolated areas. Pilates instead promotes flat core muscles and a strong, lean physique. 


In Pilates, you’ll safely work to improve flexibility and the joints’ range of motion. Greater flexibility can reduce your risk of injury, reduce chronic pain, and even boost circulation throughout the body.  

Improved Posture

Since Pilates exercises highly emphasize proper alignment, regularly practicing Pilates can help you achieve better posture. The exercises will also help you develop the muscle strength needed to support your joints and maintain good posture.  

Higher Energy Levels

Pilates improves circulation, stimulates the muscles, and provides a rush of endorphins. Together, these effects can improve your overall energy levels. Especially for individuals who can’t engage in strenuous, high-impact exercise, Pilates is an excellent way to get the body moving and feel more energized. 

Injury Rehabilitation

If you’re recovering from an injury, Pilates could help you regain the strength, stability, and flexibility required to fully heal. Without straining the body, Pilates improves muscle strength, spinal stability, range of motion, and circulation. These benefits will help your body heal so that you can safely come back from an injury and reduce your risk of reinjury. 

The Rubin Health Center offers group and private Pilates classes with cost-saving packages available. View our schedule or contact us today for more information.