Pilates is an exercise program that has been around for a while now, and it has stood the test of time.
Unlike other programs like Crossfit, the main goal of pilates is to build muscle without becoming bulky. The purpose is to remain slim and still have muscle tone.
Pilates can be done using a mat or equipment. It also has an aspect of metal training that can improve both physical and mental health.
The mind aspect of pilates states that the quality of movement is stressed over the quantity of movement according to the pilates website.
Joseph Pilates, founder of the program, said, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.”
If you are interested in toning existing muscles instead of bulking up, pilate is the program for you.