Pilates is a mind body form of exercise created by Joseph Pilates which he called “Contrology”. It can be done on the mat or apparatus. Pilates focuses on strengthening and stabilizing your core muscles through a series of exercises while applying the Pilates technique. 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.