Pilates is a body and mind conditioning program of created by Joseph Pilates, which he referred to as “Contrology”. The exercises can be done on the mat or apparatus. The pilates technique focuses on the breath and strengthening and stabilizing your core muscles through a series of exercises which in turn promotes mind/body connection, balance, flexibility, circulation, improving posture and over all strength. With variations and modifications, the Pilates method is safe and can be rehabilitative as well as challenging. It can help those working through injuries as well as enhance athletic training. Intensity and difficulty is based on injuries, experience and fitness level.